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Back up and restore the SVP

Best practices dictate that you back up the SVP configuration to a USB flash drive. That way, if the SVP fails, you can use the backup to restore the configuration.

Backing up the SVP configuration

Back up the SVP configuration to a USB flash drive using a Remote Desktop connection. After the configuration is backed up, you can use the back up to restore the configuration if necessary.

When you back up the SVP configuration, the following items are also backed up:

  • Parameters set in the Device Manager - Storage Navigator Environment window
  • Connection setting to the authentication server
  • Connection setting to the key management server
  • Password policy for backing up the encryption key on the client PC
  • Window view setting (table width)
  • Warning message in the logon window
  • Task information
  • SMI-S application settings
  • HTTPS and SMI-S SSL certificates, and RMI

Procedure

  1. From a management console PC, connect to the SVP using Windows Remote Desktop Connection.

  2. Close all Device Manager - Storage Navigator sessions on the SVP.

  3. On the SVP, exit to a Windows command prompt as Administrator.

  4. Move to the directory where the tool exists, and then issue the following command:

    C:\MAPP\wk\Supervisor\MappIniSet\MappBackup.bat [absolute path of the backup (tgz zip) file]
    Note In this command, C:\MAPP indicates the installation directory of the SVP. If the installation directory is different, replace C:\MAPP with the specified installation directory.
  5. At the completion message, press any key to continue.

  6. Exit the command prompt.

  7. Move the configuration file from the SVP to a USB flash drive.

    NoteDo not edit the contents of the backup file.

Restoring the SVP configuration

If you backed up the SVP configuration, you can use the following procedure to restore the configuration. This procedure is particularly useful when you receive a replacement SVP and want to install a configuration that was used on your previous SVP.

Before you begin

  • Verify the client PC is connected to the SVP through a Remote Desktop Connection.
  • Check the storage system you want to restore is registered on the SVP.
  • Configure the service setting to not start automatically when the SVP restarts.

Procedure

  1. Copy the backup file to a folder on the SVP.

  2. On the SVP, exit to a Windows command prompt as Administrator.

  3. Move to the directory where the backup file exists, and then issue the following command:

    C:\MAPP\wk\Supervisor\MappIniSet\MappRestore.bat[absolute path of the backup (tgz zip) file]
    NoteIn this command, C:\MAPP indicates the installation directory of the SVP. If the installation directory is different, replace C:\MAPP with the specified installation directory.
  4. At the restoration message, press any key to continue.

  5. Configure the service setting that you want to start automatically the next time the SVP restarts (see Changing storage system information in the Storage Device List).

  6. Restart the SVP. Wait approximately 10 minutes for the restart to complete.