000018094 - How to perform a back up of the ACE/Server while it is running

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Article Number000018094
Applies ToRSA Authentication Manager
RSA ACE/Server
sdbkup
IssueHow to perform a back up of the ACE/Server while it is running
ResolutionNOTE: Is it possible (though NOT RECOMMENDED) to back up the ACE/Server database without shutting down the ACE broker and ACE service

Although it is strongly recommended that you stop the server and broker services before performing a backup, the sdbkup utility is included in the ACE/Server for "Live backups":

NOTE: This solution effectively locks the ACE/Server for the duration of the backup. Performing this form of backup on an active system has the risk of losing the last transaction for users transactions made while the backup is being performed.


UNIX:

1. cd ace/rdbms/bin

2. ./sdbkup online ../../data/sdserv  /path/server_backup_file  (instead of a backup file the last argument may be a tape device such as /dev/rmt/0m)

3. ./sdbkup online ../../data/sdlog  /path/log_backup_file  (optional step to backup the log database)

To restore this file:

1. cd ace/prog

2. ./aceserver stop

3. ./sdconnect stop

4. cd ../rdbms/bin

5. ./sdrest ../../data/sdserv /path/server_backup_file

6. ./sdrest ../../data/sdlog /path/log_backup_file

7. cd ../../prog

8. ./sdconnect start

9. ./aceserver start


Windows:

1. Open command prompt:
        cd ace/rdbms/bin

2. sdbkup noprompt online \ace\data\sdserv sdserv1

3. To restore this file:

  a. Stop the broker and service

  b. sdrest \ace\datasdserv sdserv1

NOTE: sdbkup cannot be run using Windows terminal client

For more information, see the following pages in the ACE/Server Administration Guides:

RSA Authentication Manager 6.0 Administrator's Guide
- On Windows and UNIX: page 86

RSA ACE/Server 5.2 Administrator's Guide
- On Windows and UNIX: page 84

RSA ACE/Server 5.1 Administrator's Guide
- On Windows: page 129
- On UNIX: page 148
Legacy Article ID6.0.1008745.2703887

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