Yes, it absolutely should, except that’s much simpler: just do step 3 to set up, and then “knife download /” will download everything for a backup, and “knife upload /” will upload everything to restore / copy everything.
The repository and target server doesn’t have to be clean to do it, either: successive knife downloads and knife uploads will cause anything that has changed to be updated. Though in those cases, you should probably add --purge to the upload and download commands lines; this will cause it to clear out dead and deleted data.
From: Elvin Abordo <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:53 PM
To: "email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [chef] Re: Upgrading from Chef 10 -> Chef 11
Thank you for posting this. I was actually trying to figure out how to stand up a “cold” standby in another data center for my chef server. I’m assuming this would work the same to backup chef11 to chef11?
On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM, John Keiser <email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
For those of you running Chef 10 and wondering what it takes to get the data over to Chef 11, wonder no more This post on the Opscode Blog details how to do it using knife-essentials (knife download and upload).
Turn it to 11: Upgrading From Chef 10
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