See Also: Quickstart Installation Guide
Upgrading an existing installation which is already installed from a package repository is probably the easiest task. Since these repositories are designed for exactly this task, you just have to use your favorite package tool and perform the update.
Debian / Ubuntu:
%> apt-get update %> apt-get install naemon
Redhat / Centos / Fedora:
%> yum install naemon
SLES / OpenSuse:
%> zypper install naemon
As newer and stable releases of Naemon are released, you should strongly consider upgrading as soon as possible. Newer releases usually contain critical bug fixes, so its important to stay up to date. Assuming you’ve already installed Nagios in ‘/etc/nagios’, you can install Naemon easily besides your currently installation. Here’s the upgrade process…
Make sure you have a good backup of your existing installation and configuration files. A Naemon installation won’t alter your Nagios installation, but just in case anything goes wrong or doesn’t work, this will allow you to rollback to your old version.
Migration from Nagios is usually very easy. After the installation of Naemon you only need to copy the conf.d folder into /etc/naemon/conf.d. Also verify that your USER macros in your /etc/naemon/resource.cfg point to the same locations as before.
Clean up sample config but make sure you don’t need any of those files anymore.
%> rm -f /etc/naemon/conf.d/*
Copy existing configuration files:
%> cp -rp /etc/nagios/conf.d/ /etc/naemon/conf.d/ %> cp -rp /etc/nagios/resource.cfg /etc/naemon/ %> cp -rp /etc/nagios/cgi.cfg /etc/naemon/
Your object configuration files may vary, just copy them into the new conf.d folder.
Copy existing logfiles and archive:
%> cp -rp /var/log/nagios/archive/*.log /var/log/naemon/archive %> cp -rp /var/log/nagios/nagios.log /var/log/naemon/naemon.log
Copy existing status file:
%> cp -rp /var/lib/nagios/retention.dat /var/lib/naemon/
Edit the main configuration file and replace
Read the configuration incompatibilities guide.
%> /etc/init.d/naemon start
That’s it - you’re done!
It shouldn’t be too difficult to upgrade from Nagios 2.x to Naemon. The upgrade is essentially the same as what is described above for upgrading to newer Naemon releases. You will, however, have to change your configuration files a bit so they work with Naemon:
Also make sure to read the “What’s New” section of the documentation. It describes all the changes that were made to the Naemon code since the latest stable releases. Quite a bit has changed, so make sure you read it over.