Index

Physical Migration


Overview

The migration process is broken down into 3 steps:

  • A backup of your current installation
  • A fresh install on the new hardware
  • Restore from the backup to migrate your data to the new server

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Prerequisites

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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
  • Ensure that the verified backup is not being stored on the prospective Statseeker version 5 server as all data on that server will be erased during the installation process

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Install Statseeker on the new server

Follow the instructions in the Version 5.x New Installation Guide until you have activated your new Statseeker version 5 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.

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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 - Statseeker will open an ftp 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
  • A dialog will be displayed when the restoration process has completed.

  • Click OK to close the dialog

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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

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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 server (see below)
  • Power off the server from the VM environment management interface (previous step may have accomplished this)
  • Migrate the server to the new host
  • Power on the server 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

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