|Applies To||RSA Product Set: NetWitness Platform|
RSA Product/Service Type: Core appliance
RSA Version/Condition: 10.6.x, 11.x
|Issue||How to perform a nightly Linux RAID configuration backup on RSA NetWitness appliances.|
RSA Customer Support recommends that the hardware RAID configuration of all NetWitness appliances be backed up on a daily basis to allow for easy recovery in the event of a RAID hardware failure and to avoid data loss.
Note: If you are running RSA NetWitness Platform 11.3.x or later, check the note below to see if you need to install the perccli RPM.
In order to configure the nightly backup, follow the steps below:
The configuration of all hardware RAID controllers will now be backed up into an archive file as /var/raidbackup/raidbackup-<datestamp>.tar.bz2.
The following are the contents of a sample backup archive:
If you are unsure of any of the steps above or experience any issues, contact RSA Customer Support and reference this article number for further assistance.
|Notes||This script will delete any files older than 365 days in its output directory.|
If you are running 11.3.x or later, check if perccli RPM is installed using the command:
If the above command returns no output, install the RPM (if present from the rsa-sa-tools RPM) using the command:
Note: If this RPM is already installed, this command does nothing.
|Legacy Article ID||a59793|