What database backup is

A backup is a copy of the Unified Manager database and configuration files that you can use in case of a system failure or data loss. You can schedule a backup to be written to a local destination, or to a remote destination. It is highly recommended that you define a remote location that is external to the Unified Manager host system.

You can create a scheduled backup by adding or editing the backup setting attributes. By default, the scheduled backup is disabled. You can also view backup failure and success events.

Before beginning a backup operation, Unified Manager performs an integrity check to verify that all the required backup files and backup directories exist and are writable.

You can restore a Unified Manager backup only on the same version of Unified Manager. For example, if you created a backup on Unified Manager 7.2, the backup can be restored only on Unified Manager 7.2 systems.