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Will Existing Directory Structure remains while a Restore of Data Base?

Created: 14 Mar 2013 • Updated: 14 Mar 2013 | 12 comments
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Hi All

Good day..

We are using Sep 12.1 RU1 MP1 on a windows Architecture, we have integrated 2 Directory servers with our SEPM; I have taken a Backup of SEPM via Data base backup and Restore wizard.

Suppose if I restore the backup to a new SEPM will all my policy’s and Directory structure will get restored or not?

If not what can be the best method to restore the Structure.



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Rafeeq's picture

yes it will be restored.

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SebastianZ's picture

All the settings will be restored, group structures, policies, install packages, contect definitions - all of this is being stored directly in the database and accessed by SEPM. So when you do a backup of DB you are basically backing up all of these and the with later restore the state of the SEPM will be exactlyu the same.

In 12.1 just remeber you need the receovry file to fully restore the previous sepm fucntionality while doing the disaster recovery:

pete_4u2002's picture

it will be same information, btw what is the database? if SQL, use SQL management studio to backup

AjinBabu's picture

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your Inputs.

I am using SQL Data base but i am taking backup via SEPM's utility.

Whether it can restore all settings structure as earlier?



SebastianZ's picture

If you have SQL DB you do not really need to restore the database if doing the disaster recovery from SEPM - just reconnect the new SEPM with old Database and import the recovery file:

But either way backup from SEPM or from SQL level will save all the same information - not data should be omitted.

AjinBabu's picture

Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for Your reply .

if it is a SEPM server failure 1 st methods is the best way.

if the entire data center failure then we have only the 2 nd way.



SebastianZ's picture

Usually if it happens you will find that only one element failed - either DB or SEPM (if it happens at all), not both of them at the same time (it is possible though). Having a backup is always a good thing - and in case of SQL DB it is even easier at it is managed by the SQL Server - so you can do the backups there as well. I hope this answer your question.