We are planning to re-image two log hybrid appliances, the published backup/restore script by RSA is only for configuration settings. what about data!!
Appreciate your response and interaction
If there is no attached storage the only way to backup the data is to copy it off the hybrid to another location. Depending on the amount of data this can take several days and the hybrid services must be shut down during the copy operation. This is the reason why the backup/restore scripts only handle the configuration data. There is no place to put the captured data under most circumstances.
If you are reimaging a hybrid there are only two choices:
- Find somewhere within your own environment and manually copy the database files to it
- Do not keep the captured data.
Is there a reason for reimaging the two hybrids and wanting to keep the data?
Thanks for your replay.
the two hybrid appliances not working fine as a hybrid because they shipped as AIO then formatted as hybrid but it seems there is something wired in their operation so we got a recommendation from RSA support to reimage it.
there is two VLC's send logs for all the decoders(hybrid and AIO) in the same time and the archiver connected to AIO. so while the process of copy data will take a long period, we will proceed with re-image even we lost data because copy of them exist at archiver.
what you think.
As long as your archivers are up to date they will have the backup of your data on the hybrids. I would stop capture on the hybrid's decoders and allow the archiver to consume anything new in the decoder. Once that is done you can stop the hybrids and reimage them. So if you need to retrieve older data you will need to write reports against the archiver but you should be able to get all the data you had before just through the archiver.
Retrieving data ...