Virtual Appliance backupVapp/restoreVapp commands with multiple nodes

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Article ID: 143466

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CA Identity Manager CA Identity Suite CA Identity Governance CA Identity Portal

Issue/Introduction

The backupVapp and restoreVapp commands will backup configuration files, custom configuration files, UserStore and Provisioning Directory data running on CA Directory on the VApp nodes.  This includes IP address and system-specific  information.  Any external databases would need to be backed up separately. 

Question: If there are multiple nodes, can the backup from running backupVapp on one node be used to restore on another?

Resolution

The backupVapp command should be run individually on each node, and only its output should be used with restoreVapp for that node.  This will avoid errors such as incorrect IP addresses etc.

Additional Information

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-identity-and-access-management/identity-suite/14-3/virtual-appliance/administering-virtual-appliance.html#concept.dita_484b93c7f06198e8b27adcc2537229358eb17777_BackupandRestoreVirtualAppliance