[Satellite 6] Couldn't find Katello::Repository with 'id'=xxxx

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  • Red Hat Satellite 6


  • Attempting to delete a file repository fails with error: Couldn't find Katello::Content without an ID xxxx


  • Check if there are any stuck tasks on satellite server
 # su - postgres -c "psql -d foreman -c 'select label,count(label),state,result from foreman_tasks_tasks where state <> '\''stopped'\'' group by label,state,result ORDER BY label;'"
  • If you find any tasks running, Then run below command to clean the tasks
# foreman-rake foreman_tasks:cleanup TASK_SEARCH='label =' STATES='running,pending,planned,paused' VERBOSE=true
  • Once all the tasks are cleaned, Run below commands on Satellite server
 # foreman-rake katello:delete_orphaned_content --trace
 # foreman-rake katello:clean_backend_objects --trace
 # foreman-rake katello:correct_repositories COMMIT=true
 # satellite-maintain service restart

Root Cause

  1. Attempt to delete the repository gets stuck, and attempting to skip the task results in the error "Couldn't find Katello::Repository with 'id'=xxx indicates that there is no entry available in candlepin database therefore the subtask can be skipped and the remaining task can be resumed.

Diagnostic Steps

  • Check for the Error "Couldn't find Katello::Repository with 'id'=xxx " in Satellite task export
  • foreman-rake katello:correct_repositories COMMIT=false --trace

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