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Bug 1515391 - [RFE] Allow satellite-clone to skip/resume some tasks
Summary: [RFE] Allow satellite-clone to skip/resume some tasks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Satellite Clone
Version: 6.2.12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium vote
Target Milestone: Unspecified
Assignee: John Mitsch
QA Contact: Peter Ondrejka
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-20 17:45 UTC by Christian Marineau
Modified: 2019-04-12 15:04 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-02-19 17:23:12 UTC
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:0330 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Satellite Maintenance bug fix update 2018-02-19 22:22:51 UTC

Description Christian Marineau 2017-11-20 17:45:49 UTC
Description of problem:
When using satellite-clone to restore a large Satellite installation, you may encounter any random issue (which could be external to satellite-clone or not) that will interrupt the ansible run with an error. This requires that you fix the issue and start the satellite-clone again.

As some steps are very long, we would like to have a way a clean way to skip the tasks that were successful, so that the restoration process is resuming only the required steps.

Actual results:
There is no clean way to resume satellite-clone so we need to restart the whole process.

Expected results:
Have a way to skip some task, or have the script to be already aware of the successful previous step.

Comment 1 John Mitsch 2017-11-20 17:56:46 UTC
This is actually coming in satellite-clone 1.2.0, you can use --start-at-task and resume from any task. The facts are cache so you won't have to rerun the full playbook

Comment 2 Christian Marineau 2017-11-23 14:39:52 UTC
(In reply to John Mitsch from comment #1)
> This is actually coming in satellite-clone 1.2.0, you can use
> --start-at-task and resume from any task. The facts are cache so you won't
> have to rerun the full playbook


This is good news! Can we link this BZ with the upstream project somehow so we can track it accordingly?



Comment 3 John Mitsch 2017-11-28 15:14:02 UTC
We don't have a way to link up upstream issues and downstream BZs (I'm handing it manually), but the PR is here

Comment 4 John Mitsch 2017-12-18 14:45:03 UTC
This can be found in 1.2.0

Comment 5 Peter Ondrejka 2017-12-19 11:32:51 UTC
Verified with Maintenance 6, satellite-clone now allows to pick a task to start with and to interactively skip tasks, e.g.:

~]# satellite-clone --start-at-task "Check full backup is present" --step

This will initiate satellite-clone. Do you want to proceed? (y/n): y
ansible-playbook -i /usr/share/satellite-clone/inventory --start-at-task Check full backup is present --step /usr/share/satellite-clone/satellite-clone-playbook.yml

PLAY [satellite6] ******************************************************************************************************************************************
Perform task: TASK: satellite-clone : Check full backup is present (N)o/(y)es/(c)ontinue: y

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2018-02-19 17:23:12 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

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