[ovirt-users] help, manager hard drive died (3.3.4)

David Smith dsmith at mypchelp.com
Fri May 23 06:47:56 UTC 2014

Hey Bob,

Get this.. So this process worked great for one of the nfs servers,
however, we had two nfs servers. One was a primary data center (master) and
the other non-master.
When I try to import the non-master data directory with the metadata file
edit method, it imports but then shows no VMs/templates/etc available for
On the other hand, when i activate the master data center nfs filesystem, i
can see VMs that were stored on the non-master NFS, if I try to import
them, it blows an error, the files aren't there, and I look at the log on
the hv manager and I see the folder that it's looking for which is on the
non-master NFS.

Right now I'm trying to copy the folders over from the non-master nfs to
the imported master data (now export domain) to see if I can import those
I wonder if there's a better way to import VMs from a non-master domain.

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Bob Doolittle <bob at doolittle.us.com>wrote:

>  On 05/22/2014 03:08 PM, David Smith wrote:
>  I meant ovirt-engine (i was calling it the manager)
> also i'll need to reinstall version 3.3.4, whats the best path for that
> w/restore?
> One thing, if all else fails, is to convert your Export Domain to a Data
> Domain with a few edits to the metadata.
> Then install a fresh engine and import your old VMs.
> Personally, I'd install the same version as you had previously, then make
> sure you can attach your new Export domain (old Data domain), then upgrade.
> Some guides for conversion are in this thread:
> http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2012-October/010258.html
> http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2012-November/010273.html
> Note that's from a while ago. I am not sure it still works exactly the
> same. Make sure to backup your metadata file first.
> I did something a bit similar earlier today, by editing the metadata on an
> Export domain to remove information about the previously-attached Data
> Center.
> -Bob
>  On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM, David Smith <dsmith at mypchelp.com>wrote:
>> So the ovirt manager hard disk died, 3.3.4 version, i can't get it to
>> spin up to get any data off.
>> I have an old copy of the manager database which was living on the
>> manager machine.
>>  What is the best procedure for restoring my ovirt setup? I've not been
>> able to import the data store, only export and iso in the past.
>>  Thanks in advance,
>> David
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