Chapter 6. Content and Synchronization
- The Red Hat Network Satellite installation must have been performed successfully.
- The Red Hat Network Channel Content ISOs or Red Hat Network Satellite Exporter data must be available, or the Satellite must have access to the Internet and the Red Hat Network website.
6.1. Red Hat Network Satellite Synchronization Tool
satellite-sync) enables an Red Hat Network Satellite to update its database metadata and RPM packages with various sources.
satellite-syncimports a large amount of data, especially on newly installed Satellite servers. If your database has performance issues after a significant amount of data changes, consider gathering statistics on the database. Refer to Section 9.4, “Using RHN DB Control” for more information.
channel-families— Import/synchronize channel family (architecture) data.
channels— Import/synchronize channel data.
rpms— Import/synchronize RPMs.
packages— Import/synchronize full package data for those RPMs retrieved successfully.
errata— Import/synchronize errata information.
rpmsstep will automatically ensure the
channel-familiessteps take place first. To initiate an individual step, use the
--step, the Red Hat Network Satellite Synchronization Tool provides other command line options. To use them, insert the option and the appropriate value after the
satellite-synccommand when launching import/synchronization.
| ||Display this list of options and exit.|
| ||Include alternate database connect string: username/password@SID.|
| ||Import/sync from local media mounted to the Satellite. To be used in closed environments (such as those created during disconnected installs).|
| ||List all available channels and exit.|
| ||Process data for this channel only. Multiple channels can be included by repeating the option. If no channels are specified, the Satellite updates all channels.|
| ||Print the current configuration and exit.|
| ||Not Advisable - Turn off SSL.|
| ||Perform the sync process only to the step specified. Typically used in testing.|
| ||Do not retrieve actual RPMs.|
| ||Do not process full package data.|
| ||Do not process errata information.|
| ||Do not process kickstart data (provisioning only).|
| ||Forcibly process all package data without conducting a diff.|
| || Override the amount of messaging sent to log files and generated on the screen set in |
| ||Email a report of what was imported/synchronized to the designated recipient of traceback email.|
| || Direct sync output (from |
| ||Include the hostname of an alternative server to connect to for synchronization.|
| ||Add an alternative HTTP proxy server in the form hostname:port.|
| ||Include the username for the alternative HTTP proxy server.|
| ||Include the password for the alternative HTTP proxy server.|
| ||Use an alternative SSL CA certificate by including the full path and filename.|
| ||For debugging only - Include path to alternative digital system ID.|
| ||For debugging only - Set maximum batch size in percent for XML/database-import processing. Open man satellite-sync for more information.|