Step C: Copy Files Currently on the Delta Hardware Unit - AWS Elemental Delta

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Step C: Copy Files Currently on the Delta Hardware Unit

You must copy some files to another workstation because they will be deleted from the AWS Elemental Delta hardware unit during the kickstart. The following able describes the files that you need to copy.

  1. Locate these files on the Delta hardware unit, in the /home/elemental directory:

    File Description The installer for the version you are upgrading or downgrading to.

    Where 2.0.n is the version you want to upgrade or downgrade to, for example 2.0.0.

    The database backup that was automatically created when you upgraded from this version.


    Copy only the database that is on the leader node. Do not copy other databases. You will only need one database when restoring the node.

    activation_xxxx-<random characters>.key The activation key for your license, present only if you installed software yourself.
    eme.lic A license for AWS Elemental Delta.
    ui.lic A license for AWS Elemental Delta.
  2. Copy these files to a directory on your workstation. For example:

    • Use Windows Share protocol: Connect to \\<Delta IP>\elemental on a PC.

    • Use Samba: Connect to smb://<Delta IP>/elemental on a Mac.


    Be careful to note which files belong to which node.