We are having a problem getting our system to to use it's retained state information. After beating my head on it for a while, and then waking back up from the concusion, I am turing to the forum for help. Here is what we have:
And in /var/log/nagios:
-rw------- 1 nagios nagios 398532 Apr 10 10:22 retention.dat
And in the /var/log/nagios/nagios.log file I find this after a restart:
 Auto-save of retention data completed successfully.
 Caught SIGTERM, shutting down...
 Successfully shutdown... (PID=13143)
 Nagios 2.8 starting... (PID=28912)
 LOG VERSION: 2.0
 Finished daemonizing... (New PID=28913)
From what I can find the nagios.cfg file is acurate for what we want to do, the file is there and is being created, and is even being auto-saved when I to a restart. However, it doesn't seem to be reading the file when it restarts, so everything is showing up as pending a check but with no state. If it matters we are running on Redhat AS 4 and running Nagios 2.8.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.