Thank you Klass,

I tried that, and things just got stickier. The hosts could not be removed, and the re-installs failed.

I've backed up the engine database and am trying to move forward.

I am now in the middle of trying to re-install the ovirt 4.4 engine on a clean centos 8 (no way back at this point), and stuck because the engine-setup expects an init.d script, which postgres12 install on centos does not create.

See other thread in this list.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 12:38 PM David Johnson <> wrote:
Greetings everyone,

My engine is well and truly hosed now.  We can close this line of inquiry for the time being.

I am attempting to reload ovirt from scratch then restore to an older copy of my DB.

I'll follow up with my problems in another email chain.