5.2. Example Usage

The example below clones the rhel-i386-server-5 channel errata as it is on January 1st, 2012, into the channel named my-clone-RHEL-5.
# spacewalk-clone-by-date --username=your_username --password=your_password --server=satellite_server_url --channels=rhel-i386-server-5 my-clone-RHEL-5 --to_date=2012-01-01

Important

Ensure the cloned channel name contains no spaces.
The example below will only clone security errata released on or before January 1st, 2012, ignoring any kernel updates or vim-extended packages. The command will also run the cloning process in the background on the Satellite.
# spacewalk-clone-by-date --username=your_username --password=your_password --server=satellite_server_url --channels=rhel-i386-server-5 my-clone-RHEL-5 --to_date=2012-01-01 --security_only --background --blacklist=kernel,vim-extended --assumeyes
See the manual page for spacewalk-clone-by-date for more information about the available options and how to use them.