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Disaster Recovery

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Overview

In the rare event of something going wrong with DeviceExpert, it is important to have a backup of device configuration to recover from the disaster. DeviceExpert provides two utilities to achieve this:

 

 

Once you have the backup, it is easy to achieve a quick disaster recovery. In the DeviceExpert GUI, tools have been provided to export the configuration files & backing up the database. Besides, scripts have been provided to facilitate backup of configuration files or database when DeviceExpert server is not running.

Backing up Device Configuration Files

Storing Configuration on Secondary Storage Devices

 

If you need a copy of all the device configuration files in DeviceExpert database and want to store them somewhere, here is an option. Configuration files of all devices in the DeviceExpert database can be exported in text format and stored in a separate directory. Only administrators shall have the permission to do this operation. You can even store the configuration files in secondary storage devices such as Memory Cards.

 

The configuration files could be exported on demand at any point of time or it could be scheduled to be generated at periodic intervals - say daily, weekly or monthly.

 

To export configuration files immediately on demand,

 

 

To schedule export of configuration files,

 

 

Note: To disable the execution, select the 'Never' option.

Exporting Configuration files when DeviceExpert Server is not running

DeviceExpert provides a script, which will generate configuration files of each device in text format and store it under a separate directory.

 

To take backup of configuration files,

 

 

You can take a backup of 'config_backup' directory through your own automated backup mechanism.

 

Backing up the Database

You can take a backup of the whole DeviceExpert Database and restore the contents in the event of a disaster. You can create schedules for DB backup to be taken in periodic intervals - say daily, weekly or monthly.

To schedule export of configuration files,

 

Note: To disable the execution, select the 'Never' option.

Taking Backup when DeviceExpert Server is not running

DeviceExpert provides a script, which will take backup of DeviceExpert DB and store it under a separate directory.

 

 

You can take a backup of 'Backup' directory through your own automated backup mechanism.

To restore the backedup contents,

Before restoring the backedup contents in DeviceExpert, make sure you reinitialize the database.

 

The restoration process takes the following steps:

 

 


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