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Active IQ Unified Manager 9.7
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What a database restore is


Database restore is the process of restoring an existing Unified Manager backup file to the same or a different Unified Manager server. You perform the restore operation from the Unified Manager console.

If you are performing a restore operation on the same (local) system, and the backup files are all stored locally, you can run the restore command using the default location. If you are performing a restore operation on a different Unified Manager system (a remote system), you must copy the backup file, or files, from secondary storage to the local disk before running the restore command.

During the restore process, you are logged out of Unified Manager. You can log in to the system after the restore process is complete.

The restore feature is version-specific and platform-specific. You can restore a Unified Manager backup only on the same version of Unified Manager. Unified Manager supports backup and restore in the following platform scenarios:

  • Virtual appliance to virtual appliance

  • Virtual appliance to Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS

  • Windows to Windows

If you are restoring the backup image to a new server, after the restore operation completes you need to generate a new HTTPS security certificate and restart the Unified Manager server. You will also need to reconfigure SAML authentication settings, if they are required, when restoring the backup image to a new server.


Old backup files cannot be used to restore an image after Unified Manager has been upgraded to a newer version of software. To save space, all old backup files, except the newest file, are removed automatically when you upgrade Unified Manager.