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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