Physical Migration


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




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


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.


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


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 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