A system administrator backs up the full VMware Aria Automation installation regularly. Plan the backup around efficiencies and periods of lesser activities.

A complete backup includes the following components:

  • VMware Aria Automation 8.x

  • The VMware Aria Automation appliances

  • The VMware Workspace ONE Access appliance

  • The VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle appliance

  • Load balancers that support your distributed deployment. Consult the vendor documentation for your load balancer for information about backup considerations.

Guidelines for Planning Backups of VMware Aria Automation 8.x

Plan backups using the following guidelines:

  • When you back up a complete system, back up all instances of VMware Aria Automation , and VMware Workspace ONE Access appliance as near simultaneously as possible, preferably within seconds.

  • Minimize the number of active transactions before you begin a backup. Schedule your regular backup to when your system is least active.

  • When you back up the VMware Aria Automation appliance, disable in-memory snapshots.

  • Enable quiescing (for versions 8.9 and onwards).

  • Create a backup of instances of the VMware Aria Automation appliance when you update the certificates.

  • Make sure you start the snapshots of the second and the third node not more than 40 seconds after the snapshot of the first node starts.

  • Do not wait for a snapshot of a node to complete, before you snapshot the next node.

  • Verify if all snapshots are created.