Creating a backup of the appliance will be done using SSH or the console.

  1. Launch appliance_console a. Select Stop EVM Server Processes to stop the server processes b. Select Create Database Backup and choose a backup location (/tmp/evm_db.backup is the default) c. Select Quit to return to the shell
  2. For convenience, create a TGZ containing all files required to restore the database
      tar -czvf /root/backup.tgz /tmp/evm_db.backup /var/www/miq/vmdb/GUID /var/www/miq/vmdb/certs/v2_key
  3. Save and/or rename /root/backup.tgz


Restoring a backup of the appliance will be done using SSH or the console.

  1. Download a backup TGZ and place it in /
  2. On the command line:
      cd /
      tar -zxf /backup
      rm -f /backup # if desired to save space
  3. Launch appliance_console a. If this is a brand new appliance and the database has not yet been initialized, select Configure Application. If this is an existing database appliance, this step can be skipped.
    1. When prompted to configure the database, select Create Internal Database
    2. When prompted to configure messaging, select Make No messaging changes
    3. Choose a database disk
    4. Answer y or n to “Should this appliance run as a standalone database server?”
    5. Enter a region number (0), this is not important and will be overwritten on restore
    6. Set a database password
    7. Wait for database initialization to complete. b. Select Stop EVM Server Processes c. Select Restore Database From Backup
    8. Decide whether you want to delete the backup file in /tmp after restore. (Yes) d. Select Start EVM Server Processes
  4. After a few minutes, you can log into the web UI and see all of the data contained in the backup.