You can create periodic backups of Provisioning database using the Provisioning User Interface. You must be logged in as an administrator to perform backup. To create a backup of the Provisioning database:
||Choose Administration > System Maintenance > Backup Management.|
||In the Backup Management page, click New.|
||Enter a backup title in the Create New Backup page.|
||From the Backup Connection drop-down list, select SFTP, FTP, or Local to save your backup files.|
- If you select SFTP or FTP, provide the following details:
- IP address of the server where the backup files need to be saved.
- Path to the backup location and port details (for SFTP only).
- Username and password information. Testing the SFTP or FTP password is optional.
- If you select local, provide only the location where you want to save the backup files on your local machine.
||For a local backup, select the number of backup files you want to save on your local machine from the Backup History drop-down list. |
The default value is 2. By default, you can save two recent backup files. You can save up to 9 recent backup files.
||Enter the scheduling details to schedule a backup. |
The time displayed is the client browser time. The default recurrence type for a new backup job is None. After a backup job is created with default settings, the backup will start immediately.
||Enter email address to receive status notification for the scheduled backup. You can enter multiple email addresses separated with a comma.|
||Click Save. The scheduled backup appears in the Backups table on the Backup Management page.|
||Click Run Now, to run a backup immediately.|
Prime Collaboration Provisioning enters maintenance mode before backup starts. A notification will be displayed for all logged-in users stating that the users will be logged out of Prime Collaboration Provisioning 10 minutes before the scheduled backup starts. Users must save their work and log out before the backup starts, else they will be logged out automatically, and will not be able to access Prime Collaboration Provisioning.
The backup table provides information on the status and history of each backup job. The Next Run Time option provides details on the next periodic schedule.
The Last Run Status column shows the status of the last run backup job. The status of a backup job can be Scheduled, In Progress, Success or Failed.
When a backup job reaches the scheduled time, the last run status changes to Scheduled. After entering into maintenance mode, that is after 10 minutes, the status will change from Scheduled to In Progress.
After the backup job is complete, the status is either Success or Failure.
To know about the history of any backup job, click Run History Count, and open the dialog box. You can view the start time, end time, status and file size of the backup. You can delete the run history logs. The backed up files are not deleted when the backup logs are deleted.