The backup and restore utilities are scripts that are run from the command line, and they allow you to back up and restore your Access Manager configuration. An additional script allows you to export your configuration so Novell Support can help diagnose possible configuration problems.
IMPORTANT:You cannot restore data from a previous version of Access Manager to a new version. You should create a new configuration backup whenever you upgrade to a newer version of Access Manager.
The following sections describe how to back up and restore your Access Manager configuration, how to export your configuration for Novell Support, and how to restore the configuration to Identity Servers and Access Gateways: