[Users] Backup export domain

"Saša Friedrich (BiTLAB)" sasa.friedrich at bitlab.si
Thu Nov 14 11:30:41 UTC 2013

correct me if i'm wrong...

1. detach my export domain
2. copy directory structure from nfs export to external disk
3. reinstall ovirt system
4. copy directory structure from external disk to new nfs export
5. create new export domain in engine


on #5 step my new engine returns: "Error while executing action New NFS 
Storage Domain: Error in creating a Storage Domain. The selected storage 
path is not empty (probably contains another Storage Domain). Either 
remove the existing Storage Domain from this path, or change the Storage 

What am I doing wrong?

On 14. 11. 2013 11:17, piše Itamar Heim:
> On 11/14/2013 04:59 AM, "Saša Friedrich (BiTLAB)" wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there a way to backup export domain (exported vm-s and templates),
>> reinstall complete oVirt sistem (engine, hosts) and restore those
>> backups?
> sure. you can back it up, then restore in another engine.
> you can also do this piecemeal at vm level.
> one note - if you back it up while its attached to an engine, you will
> need to edit its meta data file to remove the association to allow the
> other engine to connect it to the new pool for restore.

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