You can back up all product consumption data that vCloud Usage Meter collects. You can create backups in several formats and use the resulting file for troubleshooting or as a backup before upgrading.

Important: All product consumption data that vCloud Usage Meter collects is maintained in the virtual appliance database. To maintain history, do not delete the vCloud Usage Meter virtual appliance.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, start the vCloud Usage Meter remote console.
  2. Log in as the usgmtr user.
  3. Run the following command.
    pg_dump -U usgmtr -O usgmtr | gzip > {partner_name}_um{UM_version}_`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`_dbdump.sql.gz

Results

A database dump file is saved in the usgmtr/home directory.