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Chapter 9. Migrating the Self-Hosted Engine Database to a Remote Server Database

You can migrate the engine database of a self-hosted engine to a remote database server after the Red Hat Virtualization Manager has been initially configured. Use engine-backup to create a database backup and restore it on the new database server. This procedure assumes that the new database server has Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 installed and the appropriate subscriptions configured. See Enabling the Red Hat Virtualization Manager Repositories in the Installation Guide.

To migrate Data Warehouse to a separate machine, see Migrating Data Warehouse to a Separate Machine in the Data Warehouse Guide.

Migrating the Database

  1. Log in to a self-hosted engine node and place the environment into global maintenance mode. This disables the High Availability agents and prevents the Manager virtual machine from being migrated during the procedure:

    # hosted-engine --set-maintenance --mode=global
  2. Log in to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager machine and stop the ovirt-engine service so that it does not interfere with the engine backup:

    # systemctl stop ovirt-engine.service
  3. Create the engine database backup:

    # engine-backup --scope=files --scope=db --mode=backup --file=file_name --log=backup_log_name
  4. Copy the backup file to the new database server:

    # scp /tmp/engine.dump
  5. Log in to the new database server and install engine-backup:

    # yum install ovirt-engine-tools-backup
  6. Restore the database on the new database server. file_name is the backup file copied from the Manager.

    # engine-backup --mode=restore --scope=files --scope=db --file=file_name --log=restore_log_name --provision-db --no-restore-permissions
  7. Now that the database has been migrated, start the ovirt-engine service:

    # systemctl start ovirt-engine.service
  8. Log in to a self-hosted engine node and turn off maintenance mode, enabling the High Availability agents:

    # hosted-engine --set-maintenance --mode=none