MARS backup and Upgrade

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May 29th, 2009

How can I ensure that I have a full backup of the MARS database before I do an upgrade. I have the archive enabled but that only seems to look at new events, how do I know when I have the whole thing?.. also does this back up the configuration also?

I have this problem too.
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murabi Thu, 06/04/2009 - 13:29

You can archive the data and the system software that is running on a MARS Appliance to a remote server. This data archival includes operating system (OS) and upgrade/patch data, system configuration settings, and dynamic data, such as system logs, incidents, generated reports, and the audit events received by the appliance.

While complete system configuration data is archived, the dynamic data that is archived includes only the data that is received or generated after you enable the data archive setting. Therefore, we recommend that you enable archiving before configuring your appliance to receive audit events from reporting devices.

genewolfe Thu, 06/04/2009 - 16:25

Interesting. I'm about to upgrade from MARS 431 > 436 > 6.

The quote above refers to ongoing archiving and isn't related to pnexp correct?

pnexp will take MARS offline and archive all the configuration and data regardless of the Admin > System Maintenance > Data Archiving settings correct?

Thanks in advance.


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