4.5. Using the Red Hat Satellite Final Archive Tool (spacewalk-final-archive)

The spacewalk-final-archive is used to generate a final archive of your Red Hat Satellite 5 server before decomissioning it. The command generates an archive file found at /tmp/spacewalk-final/final-archive.tar.bz2. This archive includes:
  • A backup of the database stored in the archive/db_backup directory. This backup is created with the db-control command.
  • A copy of all relevant system files stored in the archive/debug directory. This backup is created with the spacewalk-debug command.
  • A final copy of all reports in CSV format stored in the archive/reports directory. This backup is created with the spacewalk-report command.
  • Transition data in CSV format for use with Red Hat Satellite 6 stored in the archive/transition directory. This backup is created with the spacewalk-export command.
To start a full archive process, run the command on its own:
[root@satellite57 ~]# spacewalk-final-archive
Use the -h option to see other options to restrict certain content from the archive or to change the archive export directory.