CiscoWorks server backup

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Jul 22nd, 2010

Hi All,

Currently I have LMS 2.6 and RME 4.0.6
We are going to upgrade from LMS 2.6 to 3.0.1
I am bit worrying about the data as it is very important.

Can some one explain me what measures / things i need to take care.

I am following the below process.

1. Taking total image of present CiscoWorks server
2. Then proceed to upgrade LMS 2.6 to LMS 3.0.1

Can some one help me how to take backup of present server?
Do I need to take backup of each LMS & RME or only LMS is enough.

Thanks in advance.


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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 6 years 4 months ago

The script is not installed.  Yes, you can copy it off of the LMS 3.0 DVD.  That's exactly what you have to do.

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Joe Clarke Sat, 07/24/2010 - 09:36

You need to follow these instructions:


In particulat, you need to take a backup of LMS 2.6 with the script.  This script will take a backup of RME, Campus, etc. as well as IPM.

Latchum Naidu Sun, 07/25/2010 - 23:36

Hi Joseph,

Thanks for you response,

I was taking existing LMS backup on every month by scheduling backup.

CommonServices -->Server -->Backup -->

Is that fine or should i take the backup which mentioned in the CiscoWorks guide. I guess both are same but not sure.

And how much free space for C drive should I need?

As per the doc for new installation the free space should be 25Gb is it necessary for upgradation also from LMS 2.6 to LMS 3.0.1?

Because I have the freespace for now only 10 GB.

In the document I found the below points to take backup of LMS.

On LMS 3.0, the backup directory must exist before running, otherwise you will see an error.

C:\Progra~1\CSCOpx\bin\perl C:\Progra~1\CSCOpx\dir1\ C:\backup

I think the above path is to create the directory which we use to take the backup with below script.

NMSROOT\bin\perl dir1\ BKP Logfile

in my NSMROOT, I couldn't ind file

Can you please suggest me on this and how to run the above perl script on the local server.



Joe Clarke Mon, 07/26/2010 - 09:42

You need to take an LMS 2.6 backup with  That is the only way to take a full backup which includes IPM.  The script is included on your LMS 3.x DVD.

I can't say exactly how much space will be required, because I don't know how much data you have stored in LMS.  In general, take the sum of NMSROOT/databases and NMSROOT/files, and multiply by 2.5.  That's how much space you will require.

Latchum Naidu Tue, 07/27/2010 - 10:35

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your answer.

I searched my whole LMS server for file but no luck, I could not find it.

And one more thing I dont have LMS 3.0 DVD, I have downloaded the dump (CiscoWorks_LMS3.0_Dec_2007_Update.exe) from and trying to upgrade LMS 2.6 is this way is fine?

I searched in the LMS 3.0 dump for but no luck.

Is there any aleternative to get from anywhere the file?



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Joe Clarke Thu, 07/29/2010 - 20:19

The script is not installed.  Yes, you can copy it off of the LMS 3.0 DVD.  That's exactly what you have to do.

Latchum Naidu Fri, 07/30/2010 - 00:09

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your response.

I took the whole system backup and when I started the upgradation part with the dump ( which I downloaded from

After 3 steps I got the attached error message.

Can you please look at it once and suggest me how to proceed.


Joe Clarke Fri, 07/30/2010 - 11:21

You need LMS 3.0 installed before you can install LMS 3.0.1.  You should have received a DVD for LMS 3.0.  You cannot download it.


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