How To Change Zabbix Database Name

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Zabbix database is very important. If you want to change the Zabbix database name.  All the data on the Zabbix server is in its database. So the Zabbix database is very important. Then follow the steps below.

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Step #01: First, stop all the Zabbix services and then backup the database.

[email protected]:~# service zabbix-server stop
[email protected]:~# service zabbix-agent stop
[email protected]:~# service zabbix-java-gateway stop

Step #02: Now back up your running database.

[email protected]:~#  mysqldump -u root -p zabbix_old > zabbix_old.sql

Type mysql root password for database backup.

Step #03: Now goto mysql and create new database name command below.

[email protected]:~#  mysql -u root -p

Type mysql root password.

Create new database with grant privilege.

mysql> create database zabbix_new character set utf8 collate utf8_bin;
mysql> grant all privileges on zabbix_new.* to [email protected] identified by 'passw0rd';
mysql> flush privileges;
      cd database/mysql
       mysql -uzabbix_user -ppassw0rd zabbix_new < schema.sql
       mysql -uzabbix_user -ppassw0rd zabbix_new < images.sql
       mysql -uzabbix_user -ppassw0rd zabbix_new < data.sql

Step #04: The backup Zabbix database will be restored to the new database.

[email protected]:~#  mysql -u root -p zabbix_new < zabbix_old.sql

Step #05: Database information is provided in two files. A file is a zabbix_server.conf config file and the other is a web zabbix.conf.php config file.

Now open and change new database information like as database name, database user and database password.

This is web config file.

[email protected]:~# vi /etc/zabbix/web/zabbix.conf.php

Like as example below.

$DB['TYPE'] = 'MYSQL';
$DB['SERVER'] = 'localhost';
$DB['PORT'] = '0';
$DB['DATABASE'] = 'zabbix_new';
$DB['USER'] = 'zabbix_user';
$DB['PASSWORD'] = 'passw0rd';

And other config file.

[email protected]:~#  vi /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf

Server config details below


All settings are complete now starting services.

[email protected]:~# service zabbix-server start 
[email protected]:~# service zabbix-agent start 
[email protected]:~# service zabbix-java-gateway start

Goto your browser and access via admin login.

Zabbix default user name and password:

User Name : Admin (‘A’ must be use capital)

Password : zabbix ( You can change any time)

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