Recovering from an Ops Manager and PAS Upgrade Failure
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This topic explains how to use BOSH Backup and Restore (BBR) to restore Ops Manager and Pivotal Application Service (PAS) back to a healthy state after a failed upgrade between PAS minor versions.
Note: BBR can only restore across the same PAS minor versions. To verify which version of PAS was used to create the backup artifact, see
metadata/cf-VERSION.yml in the backup artifact.
You can restore Ops Manager and PAS to a healthy state after a failed upgrade between PAS minor versions if your backups, BOSH Director, and PAS deployment meet certain conditions. Follow the procedures in this section to confirm that your deployment can be restored by BBR.
Before you perform a restore, you must:
Run the following
bbrcommands from your Ops Manager VM:
Back up your deployments by running:
bbr deployment --deployment DEPLOYMENT-NAME backup
DEPLOYMENT-NAMEis the name of your PAS deployment.
Back up your BOSH Director by running:
bbr director backup
bbrcommands produce the following backup artifacts:
Export your Ops Manager settings. For more information, see Settings Page in Using the Ops Manager Interface.
Before you can restore after a failed upgrade between PAS minor versions, you mustvconfirm that your BOSH Director and PAS deployment are healthy.
To check that the BOSH Director is in a healthy state for a
bbr restore, you should SSH to the Ops Manager VM and ensure that all jobs are running.
To ensure that all jobs are running:
SSH into your BOSH Director. For more information, see Log Into the BOSH Director VM with SSH in Advanced Troubleshooting with the BOSH CLI.
View all deployment job instances by running:
Monit should report that all jobs are
Ensure that the BOSH API is responsive by running the following command:
If this command runs successfully, then the BOSH Director API is in a healthy and responsive state and can be restored by BBR.
If your BOSH Director is unhealthy, see Restoring an Unhealthy BOSH Director.
To confirm that PAS is in a healthy state:
bosh -d PAS-DEPLOYMENT-NAME instances
PAS-DEPLOYMENT-NAMEis the name of your PAS BOSH deployment.
If your PAS deployment is healthy, then the output states that all of your instances are in the
runningstate. If all instances are running, PAS can be restored by BBR.
If your PAS deployment is unhealthy, see Restoring an Unhealthy PAS Deployment.
After you confirm that your BOSH Director is healthy with its data intact, and all instances in your PAS deployment are responsive, you can restore PAS with BBR.
If your BOSH Director is healthy, you can restore across the same PAS minor version by following the procedures in Step 14: Restore PAS in Restoring Pivotal Platform from Backup with BBR.
If either the BOSH Director or PAS are not in a healthy state, they must be recovered before you can run
bbr restore. If you need guidance on the following subsections, contact Pivotal Support.
If the BOSH Director is not in a healthy state, VMware recommends following the full restore workflow to regain your Ops Manager, BOSH Director, and BOSH deployments. For more information, see Restore Workflow in Restoring Pivotal Platform from Backup with BBR.
If your BOSH Director is healthy, you can restore your previous BOSH Director state by following the procedure in Step 8: Restore the BOSH Director in Restoring Pivotal Platform from Backup with BBR.
After your BOSH Director is restored, you can then restore your deployments by following the procedure in Step 14: Restore PAS in Restoring Pivotal Platform from Backup with BBR.