Took me a while to get the time to respond here.....
acs backup performs a backup of the ACS data so that when need to recover a machine the following process can be perforned:
- reimage the box
- restore the ACS data
This ensures the minimum data size is saved to recover the box
acs backup saves the following data:
- ADE-OS configuration data (all node types)
- certificate private key
- ACS configration data (if node is primary)
- M&T data (if node is M&T node)
If there is a single standalone ACS node performing all functions, data of all types will be saved
I am less familiar with the "backup" command but I think is application agnostic and will just perform a full backup of the box
Note that additional backup related options are available from the GUI
- From the deployment operations there is option to backup. On primary operations are "ACS Configuration Backup" or " ADE-OS and ACS Configuration Backup". On secondary instance only option is ADE-OS configuration data.
There are also options to backup M&T data from the GUI. See: "Monitoring Configuration > ... > System Operations > Data Management > Removal and Backup". Due to the large volumes of data involved there is also an option to use an Incremental backup mechanism (this option is not available from the CLI)
In case an ACS server crashes completly (cannot boot any more, OS problem) you do need to re-install the OS and application, from the Cisco recovery DVD. Then you still have to enter the basic networking info and the licenses. Peering the secondary to the primary will then re-populate the database.
I guess that if your application only fails, then you can use the recovery file, from the CLI.
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