Before you start the migration process, create a backup of the target vRealize Automation SQL database using your preferred method of database backup.

About this task

For information about the required order of operations to be performed before you start migration, see Performing Manual Operations After Pre-Migration.

This task assumes that you are using the step sequence published by Microsoft to back up and restore a SQL database by using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

The procedure to back up and restore a SQL database is described in the following Microsoft Developer Network documentation topics.

  • Back Up and Restore of SQL Server Databases

  • Create a Full Database Backup (SQL Server)

  • Restore a Database Backup (SQL Server Management Studio)

For more information about backing up the vRealize Automation SQL database, see System Administration.