[ovirt-users] Upgrade via reinstall?

Yaniv Kaul ykaul at redhat.com
Thu Feb 1 09:21:12 UTC 2018

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 1:38 AM, Jamie Lawrence <jlawrence at squaretrade.com>

> Hello,
> I currently have an Ovirt 4.1.8 installation with a hosted engine using
> Gluster for storage, with the DBs hosted on a dedicated PG cluster.
> For reasons[1], it seems possibly simpler for me to upgrade our
> installation by reinstalling rather than upgrading. In this case, I can
> happily bring down the running VMs/otherwise do things that one normally
> can't.
> Is there any technical reason I can't/shouldn't rebuild from bare-metal,
> including creating a fresh hosted engine, without losing anything? I
> suppose a different way of asking this is, is there anything on the
> engine/host filesystems that I should preserve/restore for this to work?

The engine-backup utility is your friend and will properly back up for you
everything you need.

> Thanks,
> -j
> [1] If this isn't an option, I'll go in to them in order to figure out a
> plan B; just avoiding a lot of backstory that isn't needed for the question.
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