Sounds feasable, however I'm not sure which solution entails the most work.

In step 3 you loose all the extra functionalities( cups/squid/ntp ) as
well, while these stay preserved by a p2v including a nice backup.
You do need a backup of all the functions before proceeding with step3.

Rob Verduijn

2017-02-26 14:40 GMT+01:00 Ian Pilcher <arequip...@gmail.com>:

> On 02/26/2017 05:08 AM, Rob Verduijn wrote:
>
>> You should consider setting up a temporary vm to migrate from.
>> On one of your client systems, I assume you got at least 1 ipa client
>>
>> Try looking at http://libguestfs.org/virt-p2v.1.html to migrate your
>> current system to a vm  (side effect : instant full backup)
>>
>> When you got the vm up and running you can reinstall your main system
>> with the new os and ipa.
>> Then replicate the old ipa to the new one.
>>
>
> Hmm.  The system that runs IPA is the "network server" in my home
> network.  It runs various services -- DNS, NTP, CUPS, squid, etc. -- as
> well as routing between various VLANs.  So simply P2V'ing it would be
> a major project in its own right.
>
> What about this, though ...
>
> 1.  Set up a new CentOS 7 VM running IPA
>
> 2.  Replicate the IPA data from the old CentOS 6 system to the VM.
>
> 3.  Install CentOS 7 on the original system
>
> 4.  Replicate the IPA data back from the VM
>
> Will this work?
>
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