Running an incremental export of a single base channel using "--start-date" will produce an export that contains all of the channel content for kickstarts. The kickstart_files directory, as a result, can be several gigabytes in size. This can make importing data into a disconnected satellite in classfied networks, for example, extremely cumbersome because the data sets are so large.
# /usr/bin/rhn-satellite-exporter --dir=/var/satellite/export-test/ --start-date=20100101000000 -c rhel-i386-server-5
Once this is all done, take a look at the space taken up by the kickstart_files directory..this one's almost 1GB in size:
Note that it looks as if the exporter dumps everything for the kickstart data, regardless of whether or not this is just for a particular date range.
Red Hat Network Satellite Server version 5.3.0.
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