There are procedures for migrating checks, graphs, dashboards on one Broker to another.
Migrating a Check
The simplest use case for this procedure is that you have an existing check and you want to apply that same check from a different broker. This scenario can be handled through the Circonus UI in few short steps:
- Navigate to the check in question.
- Click the "view check details" link.
- Click the "change brokers and metrics" link.
- Select the additional broker(s) you desire by marking the check box(es).
It is also possible to perform a full broker migration, creating a wholesale copy of one broker to another broker, perhaps with targets in a different data center. This is a more complicated scenario, but you can use the API to perform the operation.
First, identify the broker you want to copy. Use a command like this to read out all the bundles from that broker:
GET /check_bundle?f_broker_has=/broker/<BROKER NUMBER>
Then, do a substitution of the broker and any metric/check info. Finally, put the information back via the API, and the migration is complete.