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NNMi & iSPI performance for metrics backup

Hi all,

We have installed NNMi & iSPI performance for metrics at two different Linux servers which are virtual machines.

The company has a backup policy which takes backup of all virtual machines.

Do I have to take specific backup using the relative commands (nnmbackup.ovpl &  backup.ovpl) or i am covered with the vm backup?

thank you in advance

Costas

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Re: NNMi & iSPI performance for metrics backup

Hi @vergakis,

Depends on Backup and how long the retention period for that backup, is it incremental daily backup for VM.  if you can restore from failure state to back in operation then there's no need.

but i would prefer to take at least configuration and DB backup at least weekly.

 

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Re: NNMi & iSPI performance for metrics backup

HI @mostafa_hassan

thank you for your answer.

Well, there are two types of backups. One is daily with retension period 1 year and takes the folders /opt/OV & /var/opt/OV and the other is weekly with 3 months retension period and takes a full vm backup.

The thing is that the backup is online, in other words the NNMi services are running.

Same case also for the iSPI Performance for Metrics.

Could this be a problem?

That is, is there a possibility that some files are locked or something during the backup process and could not be backuped??

Best regards,

Costas

 

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Re: NNMi & iSPI performance for metrics backup

@vergakis, Sorry for delayed response,

better always to use the backup utility from the tool itself which always covering almost all parts from configuration and data, that backup used incase of rolling backup to latest successfult state of the tool. 

 

but for file system backup while tool is running i guess that's not the right way to do as you said some processes are running and might be locking up some directories or files.

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