How can I take a back-up of Applications Manager data?

How can I take a back-up of Applications Manager data?

The following are the methods for backing up Applications Manager, check them and use the one appropriate to you: 

  • Via Script File
    Use the BackupMysqlDB.bat /.sh or BackupPGSQLDB.bat/.sh file available in <Applications Manager Home>/bin directory to take a backup copy inclusive of conf files of Applications Manager and the database backup. In this backup, we take configuration files of MySQL or PGSQL DB, Applications Manager tool, and data stored in DB. To restore these files back into Applications Manager you can use the RestoreMysqlDB.bat / .sh or RestorePGSQLDB.bat/.sh file in the same directory. Kindly refer to the help link. Applications Manager can be running while taking backup, but to restore we have to stop it.

  • DB backup alone (for MySQL backend only)
    Applications Manager stores all information of the resources it monitors in its database. Hence you can just copy the database folder. The database folder location is <Applications Manager Home>/working/mysql/data/AMDB. To restore this backup you just need to replace the backup copy in <Applications Manager Home>/working/mysql/data/ folder (rename the existing folder). Applications Manager must be stopped while copying the AMDB directory.

  • Complete Backup (for MySQL backend only)
    This method takes a complete backup of everything in Applications Manager. Like the DB, Conf files & patches are already applied in the build you are using. Here you just need to make a copy of the <Applications Manager Home> folder either zip it up or copy and paste it in a different location. To restore, just paste the backup copy to the same location (rename the existing folder). Applications Manager must be stopped while copying the <Applications Manager Home> directory.

If the Application Manager build is below 8010, please contact our appmanager-support@manageengine.com team for assistance. 
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Note: These steps are for MySQL / PgSQL backend database. If you are using MSSQL, take a backup of the corresponding database in your MSSQL server using steps in this after stopping Applications Manager. To take the configuration files alone as a backup, you can run BackupConfig.bat (sh) / RestoreConfig.bat (sh) available in <Applications Manager Home>/bin directory.



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