[ovirt-users] 3.6 : Moving the hosted-engine to another storage
stirabos at redhat.com
Wed Jul 27 12:51:12 EDT 2016
On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Nir Soffer <nsoffer at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:38 PM, Alexis HAUSER
> <alexis.hauser at telecom-bretagne.eu> wrote:
>> I'm currently using an NFS storage for my hosted-engine. However, this NFS server will be removed soon. I'd like to move the hosted-engine to an iSCSI storage. How can I proceed ? The options for moving/copying VM disk don't seem to be available for the hosted engine in the web interface.
> Yes, hosted engine has some limitations at this point, mainly all the
> features like live storage migration, live snapshots, hot plug/unplug disk are
> not available.
> Simone, do we have a simple procedure to move the engine to another storage?
Theoretically you could run engine-backup on the current engine VM,
redeploy from scratch on the new storage domain and before running
engine setup, inject there the backup.
Unfortunately we know that migrating from HE to HE is not as simple as
from physical to HE:
In general the issue is that the DB backup form the old hosted-engine
VM contains a lot of references to the previous hosted-engine env and
you cannot simply remove/edit them from the engine since they are lock
so you have to manually remove them from the DB which is quite
Improving engine-backup to automatically filter hosted-engine
references is an RFE for 4.1.
In the mean time I'd suggest, if feasible, to redeploy a new
hosted-engine env and reattach there your storage domains and your
This will imply a downtime.
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