The system administrator backs up IaaS components. Use these guidelines to plan backups.

When you back up the IaaS components using snapshots, disable in-memory snapshots and quiesced snapshots.

You can back up IaaS components by taking a snapshot of the VMs in the following order:

  • Proxy Agents and DEMs

  • Manager Service

  • Websites

For agents, back up the following information:

  1. The agent name.

  2. The endpoint name. Note that this is different from the endpoint address.

  3. The following files located in the Agent's installation folder (vRA_folder\Agents\Agent_name\):

    - VRMAgent.exe.config file

    - RepoUtil.exe.config file

For DEMs, back up the following information:

  1. The agent name.

  2. The following files located in the DEM's installation folder (vRA_folder\Distributed Execution Manager\DEM_name>\):

    - ManagerService.exe.config file

    - policy.config file

For Web components, back up the following files:

  1. For the primary Web node only, in the Model Manager Data folder (vRA_folder\Server )

    - ConfigTool folder (applicable only for the primary Web node)

    - policy.config file

  2. The following files located in the installation folder (vRA_folder\Server\Website\):

    - Web.config file

  3. The following files located in the installation folder (vRA_folder\Web API\):

    - Web.config file

    - policy.config file

  4. The name of the IIS instance.