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CA IdentitySuite: Backup Procedure

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  • 1.  CA IdentitySuite: Backup Procedure

    Posted 09-17-2018 03:47 AM

    Hi all,

     

    I'd like to know which is the best method to perform a backup of CA Identity Suite. 

    I'd like to backup the entire VM, if it's possible.

     

    Thank in advance

     

    IG



  • 2.  Re: CA IdentitySuite: Backup Procedure

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 09-17-2018 04:40 AM

    Hello Igra, 

    Are you referring to 

    CA Identity Suite 14.2 - Virtual Appliance  if so please see the release notes

    https://docops.ca.com/ca-identity-suite/14-2/en/release-notes/virtual-appliance-release-notes

    It provides the following steps for backup: 

    To backup the Virtual Appliance configurations and data, run the following command: backupVapp

    To restore the Virtual Appliance configurations and data to a replacement server, run the following command: restoreVapp

     

    Sheryn



  • 3.  Re: CA IdentitySuite: Backup Procedure

    Posted 09-17-2018 08:56 AM

    I Sheryn,

    thanks for your reply.

    I'm using IDsuite 14.1 and the commands you wrote are not available.

     

    I'm looking for a method to perform a full backup of the vapp. We did it with our backup software, but restore fails, so i'm wondering if there are some procedures or special requirement that have to be satisfied.

     

    Thanks

    IG



  • 4.  Re: CA IdentitySuite: Backup Procedure
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    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 09-18-2018 06:17 AM

    The backup procedure is mentioned as a part of the upgrade procedure in the guide.

    https://docops.ca.com/ca-identity-suite/14-1/EN/upgrading/upgrading-ca-identity-suite-virtual-appliance

     

    1. Full database backup for all databases/schemas used by Identity Manager, Identity Governance and Identity Portal.
    A database backup is mandatory for rollback!

     

    2. Identity Manager environment (IME) backup using the Identity Manager Management console? Environments? identityEnv ? Export

     

    3. Any custom files on the file-system (these normally reside on /opt/CA/VirtualAppliance/custom/<product name>)

     

    4. Virtual Machine Snapshot

     

    Regards

    Sheryn



  • 5.  RE: Re: CA IdentitySuite: Backup Procedure

    Posted 09-13-2020 09:11 PM
    "A database backup is mandatory for rollback!"

    Just wondering if anyone has actually tried the "rollback" ?
    Does anyone have the specific steps for the "rollback" if anything goes wrong during the upgrade ?
    I think the upgrade includes both major version upgrade and applying Cumulative Patches ?

    Regards,
    JP