To guard against expensive data center downtime, follow these best practices for performing vRealize Log Insight backup, restoration, and disaster recovery operations. Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery OverviewVMware delivers a comprehensive, integrated portfolio of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solutions that provide high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery. Using Static IP Addresses and FQDN You can use static IP addresses and FQDN to avoid risk during backup, restoration, and disaster recovery operations. Planning and PreparationBefore implementing a backup, restoration, or disaster recovery procedure, review the planning and preparation information in this topic. Backup Nodes and ClustersIt is a best practice to set up scheduled backups or replication for vRealize Log Insight nodes and clusters. Backup Linux or Windows AgentsYou backup agents by backing up installation and configuration information on the server side. A separate backup of the agent node is not required. Restore Nodes and ClustersNodes must be restored in a specific order and some restoration scenarios may require manual configuration changes. Changing Configurations After RestorationThe recovery target and IP customizations applied during the backup configuration determine which manual configuration changes are required. You must apply configuration changes to one or more vRealize Log Insight nodes before the restored site can become fully functional. Verify RestorationsYou must verify that all restored vRealize Log Insight clusters are fully functional. Disaster RecoveryA well-documented and well-tested recovery plan is essential to quickly returning a cluster to a working state.