Novell Sentinel Log Manager provides a utility to backup and restore the data on the Sentinel Log Manager server. The backup and restore utility performs a back up of the system data and also restores the data at any given point in time without a considerable amount of effort. However, this utility cannot be used for backing up a Collector Manager or the appliance operating system.
You can back up the following data:
Configuration data: Data stored in the config, data, 3rdparty/postgresql, and 3rdparty/tomcat directories, and the data in the Sentinel Log Manager database. This data includes configuration files, property files, and keystore files. The Sentinel database contains various configuration information related to users, plug-ins, Collectors, Connectors, and filters.
NOTE:The configuration data can be critical and you should always include the configuration data in the backup.
Event data: Dynamic event data and raw event data stored in the data/eventdata and data/rawdata directories.
Networked storage data: The closed event data files that have been moved to the networked storage.
Runtime data: Dynamic file-based queues used by plug-ins, Sentinel Link, and other Sentinel Log Manager components. This includes the data in the data/plugindata and the data/sentinel_link.queues directories.
The backup and restore utility is a script that is controlled by various command line parameters as described in Table C-1.