Physical-Physical and Physical-Virtual Migration


The migration process is broken down into 3 steps:

  • A backup of your current installation
  • A fresh install on the new hardware or VM
  • Restore from the backup to migrate your data to the new server
Note: the first two steps can be swapped. By building the new (destination) server first, you are able to select it as the target for the backup of the current server (backup via FTP, SFTP or SSH). If you take this approach:

  • Create a backup destination director in /home
  • Set the directory ownership to statseeker

For example, on the destination server:

cd /home
mkdir ssbackup
chown statseeker:statseeker /home/ssbackup




Backup Current Installation

For assistance with backing up your current Statseeker installation, please refer to Backup and Restore

Once the backup process is complete:

  • Verify the backup

  • Do not store the backup on the new Statseeker server unless Statseeker has already been installed on that server, the installation process will erase all data on the installation drive


Install Statseeker on the new server

Follow the instructions in the Version 5.x New Installation Guide until you have activated your new Statseeker License. Once you have activated your license you will be presented with the following Statseeker Configuration screen.

When you are presented with this screen, return to this document.


Restore Your Data

From the Statseeker Configuration screen:

  • Select Restore a Backup

You will now be prompted to select your Method of retrieving the backup file.

  • Select the Method
    • local - the backup needs to be located on the specified directory on the local machine
    • ftp/sftp - Statseeker will open an ftp/sftp connection to the specified backup repository
    • ssh - Statseeker will open an ssh connection to the specified backup repository
  • Specify the backup location and any credentials required to access that path as required by the selected Method
  • Click Save

The page will update displaying a list of backup files found at the specified location.

  • Choose to restore the web server configuration and SSL certificates from the backup, or start fresh with a default configuration and self-signed certificate (you can upload alternate SSL certificates at a later time)
  • Select one of the stored backups and click Verify - this will allow you to confirm that the backup data is valid prior to attempting to restore from the data
  • Once the backup data has been verified click Restore
Note: if during this process the Verify and Restore options associated with a backup file are not visible, it is because the page is in display mode. Click Edit (top-right) to rectify this.

A confirmation dialog will be displayed detailing the backup data selected for the restore process.

  • Click OK to begin the restore process
  • Action the confirmation dialog


Perform a Rewalk

Once you have been notified that the restore has completed, a rewalk should be initiated to update the configuration of services that may be affected by the move to the new server. To initiate a rewalk:

  • Select Administration Tool > Network Discovery > Discover My Network
  • Click Rewalk


Virtual-Virtual Migration

Note: Statseeker does not support live migration process for virtual installations.

To migrate your Statseeker server from one host to another:

  • Shutdown your Statseeker VM (see below)
  • Power off the VM from the VM environment management interface (previous step may have accomplished this)
  • Move the VM to the new host
  • Power on the VM from the VM environment management interface

Shutting down the Statseeker Server from the GUI
  • Select Admin Tool > Statseeker Administration > OS Configuration
  • Click Edit (top-right)
  • Click Shutdown and confirm the action when prompted
  • Monitor the process from within the VM environment management interface

Shutting down the Statseeker Server from the CLI
  • Log in to your Statseeker server via telnet, SSH, or through your VM environment management interface
  • From the command prompt enter ssadmin and enter the root user password if prompted

  • Select 8. Operating System
  • Select 3. Server Shutdown - there is no confirmation, the server will immediately begin the shutdown process
  • Monitor the process from within the VM environment management interface