Moving Looker to a New Host

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  • This document details the steps required to move Looker to a new host.

    Step 1: Prepare the New System

    Complete just the first part of the Looker installation steps on the new host. In other words:

    • Verify that the new server complies with the minimum server specifications
    • Enable ntpd or chronyd
    • Create the looker user and group
    • Create the looker home directory
    • Skip downloading the Looker application and all remaining installation steps

    Step 2: Stop Looker on the Old Host

    cd ~/looker
    ./looker stop
    

    Step 3: Copy the Looker Directory from the Old to New Host

    From the new host, as the looker user:

    rsync -av OLDHOSTNAME:/home/looker/ /home/looker
    

    Step 4: Start Looker on the New Host

    cd looker
    ./looker start
    
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