The article describes procedure of the PBA for Linux migration from RHEL 4/CentOS 4 to RHEL 6/CentOS 6.
Refer to the main Knowledgebase article #116940 PBA for Linux Migration to RHEL6/CentOS6: Procedure, Known Issues, and Limitations.
PBA for Linux Migration to RHEL 6/CentOS 6
Set up separate physical or virtual RHEL 6/CentOS 6 server and log into it by SSH as root.
Download the newest PBA Migration utility: link to it is specified in the article #116940 PBA for Linux Migration to RHEL6/CentOS6: Procedure, Known Issues, and Limitations
E.g PBA Migration utility may be downloaded using the similar command:
# wget http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.4/XXX/pba-migration-installer-XXX.el6.x86_64.sh
Install the PBA Migration utility:
# sh ./pba-migration-installer-XXX.el6.x86_64.sh
Copy the configuration file /usr/local/bm/etc/config.ini to the folder the migration utility will be running from and fill all the parameters in it depending on the migration type.
Refer to the PBA documentation for migration parameters' description:
- PVC-based installation - http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.4/doc/60292.htm
- Non-PVC installation- http://download.pa.parallels.com/pba/5.4/doc/60482.htm
Check and prepare migration environment:
Stop PBA on the source Application server:
# service pba stop
Run the migration utility from the folder where the config.ini file is located with the 'check' parameter:
# pba_migrate check
Run the migration utility from the folder where the config.ini file is located with the 'prepare' parameter:
# pba_migrate prepare
Make sure that commands above completed successfully.
Run the migration:
# pba_migrate migrate
Make sure that the command has completed successfully.