Chapter 5. Migrating Satellite to a New Red Hat Enterprise Linux System

When you migrate your Satellite, you create a backup of your Satellite Server and your Capsule, install a fresh instance, and restore your backup on the new instance. After your migration is complete, you can then decommission the earlier instance of Satellite Server and Capsule.

Terminology

Ensure that you understand the following terms:

Source server
The origin of migration on which you create a backup.
Target server
The new server on which you restore the backup.

High-Level Procedure

To migrate your Satellite to new hardware, follow these high-level steps:

  1. Create a backup of the Satellite Server or Capsule Server on the source server.
  2. Perform a fresh installation of the Satellite Server or Capsule Server on a target server.

  3. Restore the backup on the target server.

5.1. Creating a Backup of a Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Before you perform a fresh installation of the Satellite Server or Capsule Server on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 system, back up your Satellite Server or Capsule Server data on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 system by creating an offline backup.

If you recently created an offline backup, you can perform an incremental backup to update the existing backup.

Procedure

5.2. Performing a Fresh Installation of a Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

After you have created a backup of the Satellite Server or Capsule Server on the source server, you can install Satellite Server or Capsule Server on the target server.

5.3. Restoring a Backup of a Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

After you perform a fresh installation of Satellite Server or Capsule Server on the target server, you can restore the backup you previously created.

Procedure