Chapter 6. Content and Synchronization
- A successful Red Hat Satellite installation.
- The Red Hat Satellite requires access to one of the following content sources:
- The Red Hat Network website over the Internet.
- Red Hat Network Channel Content ISOs.
- Red Hat Satellite Exporter data.
6.1. Red Hat Satellite Synchronization Tool
satellite-sync) enables an Red Hat Satellite to update its database metadata and RPM packages with various sources.
satellite-syncimports a large amount of data, especially on newly installed Red Hat Satellite servers. If your database has performance issues after a significant amount of data changes, consider gathering statistics on the database.
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 automatically ensures the
channel-familiessteps execute first. To initiate an individual step, use the
--step, the Red Hat 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/synchronization from local media mounted to the Red Hat Satellite server. Use 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, Red Hat Satellite updates all channels.|
| ||Print the current configuration and exit.|
| ||Not Advisable - Turn off SSL.|
| ||Perform the synchronization 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 synchronization 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.|