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Active IQ Unified Manager 9.8
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Managing backup and restore operations


You can create backups of 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


VMware snapshot of the Unified Manager virtual appliance

Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Linux


Unified Manager MySQL database dump


NetApp Snapshot of Unified Manager database

Microsoft Windows


Unified Manager MySQL database dump

These different methods are described in the sections that follow.