Backing things up
It is a good feeling to have a backup when things go wrong. When setting up a monitoring system, it is a good idea to spend some time to figure out how backups could be made so that the good feeling is not replaced by a bad feeling. With Zabbix, there are components and data to be considered:
- Zabbix binaries: Such as the server and proxy agent: They're probably not worth backing up. Hopefully, they're easily available from packages or by recompiling.
- Zabbix frontend files: Hopefully, they're easily available as well. If any changes have been made, they're presumably stored as a patch in a version control system.
- Zabbix configuration files: Hopefully, these are stored in a version control system or a system configuration tool.
- Zabbix ...