|Applies To||IMG Server - local database|
|Issue||It is important to backup the IMG database while there is no system activity. Performing a backup with ongoing application activity can result in an invalid/incomplete backup.|
|Tasks||The recommended backup procedure is as follows:|
This backup procedure is done with the IMG application shut down to ensure that there is no database activity. This method is appropriate for a planned "maintenance" window:
1. Login to the appliance as the 'oracle' user and stop the IMG application.
Command: acm stop
2. Export the database with provided scripts. Use a naming convention for the backup file ID to clearly identify it by including date/time, version, system name, etc.
Command: avdbexport -t <file ID>
3. Restart the server:
Command: acm start
|Notes||Database backup files should always be moved to redundant backup media on a different machine and/or in a different physical location for safe keeping.|