How to back up the OpsCenter database

Article:TECH129948  |  Created: 2010-01-12  |  Updated: 2014-05-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129948
Article Type
Technical Solution

Product(s)

Environment

Issue



Backing up OpsCenter in case of a disaster


Error



Note: Regular file system backups are not sufficient for backing up the OpsCenter database.

You must schedule periodic hot backups for the OpsCenter database to
avoid losing any important data.


Environment



OpsCenter and OpsCenter Analytics 7.0, 7.1, 7.5


Cause



OpsCenter is shipped with a database backup script that performs backup of the
database without interrupting its operations, which is referred to as hot backup.


Solution



 

WINDOWS: "<INSTALL_PATH>\OpsCenter\server\bin\dbbackup.bat" "<DESTINATION_PATH>\MyDbBackupFolder"

UNIX: /opt/SYMCOpsCenterServer/bin/dbbackup.sh /my_db_backup_dir

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:
- Set up a "scheduled task" or "cron job" to run the dbbackup daily to a partition/file system.
- Create a policy to backup the directory where the database has been directed, schedule daily.
 

Along with the OpsCenter database, the user information that Symantec
Product Authentication Service manages must be saved in a directory or by
using a NetBackup backup policy.


Do one of the following to save the user profiles:
1,  Copy the folder
INSTALL_PATH\VERITAS\Security\Authentication\systemprofile to
another folder.
2.  Create a NetBackup job policy to back up the authentication service
systemprofile folder.
To save authentication service profiles on UNIX servers
Do one of the following to save the user profiles:
1.  Copy the folder /var/VRTSat to another folder.
2.  Create a NetBackup job policy to back up the authentication service profile
folder.

 

If you want to change the OpsCenter database password, you need to back up the
following password file (along with the backup of the OpsCenter database files
and authentication service profile folders).
path:
WINDOWS: <INSTALL_PATH>\OpsCenter\server\config\db.conf
UNIX: /opt/SYMCOpsCenterServer/config\db.conf
 

 

REFERENCE:  See Related Articles below:
Symantec OpsCenter 7.5 Administrator's Guide
   pg 241-244

Restoring OpsCenter pg 244-247


 




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