Backup and VHM

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Is there a way to backup your complete HM incl. all VHM's? Or do I need to backup each VHM separately?
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Steven Liefferinckx

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I'm looking at that question also. I've got a multi-tenancy environment and am trying to figure out a good change control methodology (that includes config backup).

rogelio @ rnd media . com
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The built-in backup function, if run/scheduled from the "home" VHM by a SuperUser, will back up all VHMs on the system in one go. You will see that in this context, you will get some additional options in the "Backup Database" screen compared with the same screen in an individual VHM context.

When restoring from this backup, the user will be prompted whether to restore the entire system, or just a specific VHM, so this approach is good for disaster recovery of the entire system and for restoration of an individual VHM to an earlier point-in-time.

Be careful of the "Full Backup" as this will include all of the historical log data and can take a very long time both to backup and to restore (especially if the "Backup for Upgrades" option is chosen, as this exports the entire historical database into XML format which can take several hours!). If the historical data is not too important to you, I would recommend a "Configuration Only" backup (which automatically selects "Backup for Upgrades"). This is generally the best way to go, as in a disaster, you can install the latest version of HiveManager to a new VM and restore rather than having to locate the image of the exact version you were running.

I've recently performed several migrations from 32-bit HiveManager to 64-bit HiveManager where there were several VHMs configured using the "Configuration Only" backup and restore of all VHMs, and can confirm that the entire system was correctly restored including all VHMs and user/security partitions.