Renaming a parent host

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Renaming a parent host

Postby msoo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:34 am

Hi all,
I am trying to rename a parent host who has a lot of children and trying to find a better way than going to each child and changing the parent name.
I thought about using find/replace using sed -i 's/OldName/NewName/g' but not sure if that's ideal in this situation.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Renaming a parent host

Postby npolovenko » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Hello, @msoo. Nagios Core doesn't have a Bulk Modifications Tool like XI, so using a sed command sounds reasonable.
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sed -i 's/OldName/NewName/g' config.cfg config2.cfg

I'd just suggest to backup the /etc/ folder so you could revert back if something goes wrong.
Otherwise, many text developers support string replacement, so you could use that as an option.
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