Backup and Restore Cisco DCNM and Application Data on Standalone DCNM setup
You can take a backup of Cisco DCNM application data for analytics and troubleshooting.
In Release 11.3(1), the sysadmin and the root user's password are not identical. When you upgrade to 11.4(1), the sysadmin and root user passwords are preserved.
However, when you perform backup and restore on Cisco DCNM after upgrade, the sysadmin user inherits the password from the root user, and therefore both the users will have the same password. You can change the password for both the users after restore is complete.
Perform the following task to take a backup of Cisco DCNM and Application data.
Logon to the Cisco DCNM appliance using SSH.
Take a backup of the application data using the appmgr backup command.
Copy the backup file to a safe location and shut down the DCNM Appliance.
Right click on the installed VM and select Power > Power Off.
Deploy the new DCNM appliance.
After the VM is powered on, click on Console tab.
A message indicating that the DCNM appliance is configuring appears on the screen.
Copy and paste the URL to the browser to continue with restore process.
On the DCNM Web Installer UI, click Get Started.
On the Cisco DCNM Installer screen, select radio button.
Select the backup file that was generated in Step 2.
Continue to deploy the DCNM.
On the Summary tab, review the configuration details.
Click Previous to go to the previous tabs and modify the configuration. Click Start Installation complete Cisco DCNM Virtual Appliance Installation for the chosen deployment mode.
A progress bar appears showing the completed percentage, description of the operation, and the elapsed time during the installation.
After the progress bar shows 100%, click Continue.
After the data is restored, check the status using the appmgr status all command.