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Status Under Consideration
Categories 13. Other
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 22, 2018

If we install the non-Docker Elasticsearch environment, is it possible to switch later to the Docker-based ES?

This question was asked by a customer in a recent JUMP session:

Understanding and Configuring ElasticSearch for IBM Connections (on prem)


IBM Dev provided the following answer sometime later:

"Technically speaking, yes. You would need to install the new K8S or Docker based ES cluster then migrate (remote re-index) the data from old standalone ES cluster (after disable client certificate based authentication).
As we have not tested or documented how to do this yet however, we unfortunately would not be able to Support such a procedure."


This Enhancement Request is a request therefore for IBM to officially support such a migration path (from standalone ES to Component Pack ES) in the future.

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  • Guest
    May 20, 2019

    Another customer requests this support/documentation. Please advice.

  • Guest
    Nov 23, 2018

    This would be a really important feature. ES became more important with CR3, and we want to make use of it, but we do not want to set up a full Docker environment by now. So we really need a supported way of migrating from standalone to Docker, when it is time to do so.