Managing backup and restore operations

You can create backups of Active IQ Unified Manager and use the restore feature to restore the backup to the same (local) system or a new (remote) system in case of a system failure or data loss.

There are three backup and restore methods depending on the operating system on which you have installed Unified Manager, and based on the number of clusters and nodes being managed:

Operating System Size of Deployment Recommended Backup Method
VMware vSphere Any VMware snapshot of the Unified Manager virtual appliance
Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Linux Small Unified Manager MySQL database dump
  Large NetApp Snapshot of Unified Manager database
Microsoft Windows Small Unified Manager MySQL database dump
  Large NetApp Snapshot of Unified Manager database with iSCSI protocol

These different methods are described in the sections that follow.