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Oracle VM Manager Backups

Oracle VM Manager Backups

Before upgrading Oracle VM Manager, a best practice is to backup the Oracle VM Manager configuration file as well as the Oracle VM Manager Database repository. To be able to restore Oracle VM Manager from backup, a backup of the Oracle VM Manager configuration file and the Oracle VM Manager Database repository is required.

To restore Oracle VM Manager from backup, a backup of the Oracle VM Manager  hosts' “.config” file is used with the Oracle VM Manager runInstaller.sh script to re-install Oracle VM Manager using the backed up configurations. The runInstaller.sh script is located in the Oracle VM Manager ISO image. When Oracle VM Manager is re-installed with a backup of the .config file, Oracle VM Manager can re-discover the Oracle VM Servers, repositories and virtual machines resources.

Tip: The Oracle VM Manager installation parameters can be listed by running “runInstaller.sh -h”.

If the Oracle VM Manager Database repository needs to be restored from backup, access the Database system and restore the Oracle VM Manager ovs database schema from a backup.

In the event that Oracle VM Manager configurations need to be modified to restore from backup, the “ovm_admin" utility is used to modify Oracle VM Manager configurations. The next example shows the help file from the ovm_admin utility.

/u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/bin/ovm_admin --help

Oracle VM Manager Release 3.2.3 Admin tool

Table 10 shows the ovm_admin options: /u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/bin/ovm_admin [options]
Options
--help Shows this message
--createuser <admin> <password> Create new Oracle VM Manager admin user
--deleteuser <admin> Delete Oracle VM Manager admin user
--listusers List Oracle VM Manager users
--modifyuser <admin> <password> <new_password> Modify Oracle VM Manager user password
--lockusers <tries> Max login tries before locking account. This setting is global.
--unlockuser <admin> Unlock user account
--modifyds <SID> <host> <port> <schema> <password> Modify Data Store 'OVMDS'
--listconfig List configuration
--rotatelogsdaily <time> Rotate Logs Daily (HH:MM)
--rotatelogsbysize <size> Rotate Logs By Size (KB)
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