This document is describing the steps necessary to perform an offline backup of the full SSO Server and its options and how to perform regular online copies of its embedded repositories.
Moreover it is demonstrating how to perform a disaster recovery procedure by restoring the full SSO Server and latest repository snapshots utilising the previously created backup data.
The following Disaster Recovery procedure has been tested with SSO r12.1 CR5 on W2k3 R2 SP2+
Full Offline Backup
(or an equivalent backup tool capable of backing up and restoring NTFS meta data like file system permissions and Registry)
select "C:\Program Files\CA", "C:\Windows" and "System State" to backup
Differential Online Backup of CA DIR and CA AC
CA DIR based PS DSA is containing the target applications login information and other relevant data.
which you need to copy to the target backup media e.g. by using ntbackup
In most cases there is no need to perform a periodic snapshot of the Token Datastore PSTD since its contents are volatile anyway and will be regenerated e.g. upon next login of the SSO Clients
CA AC based seosdb is containing SSO Server configuration data, application definitions and other relevant data
Restore the differential backup of CA DIR and CA AC
After the Full Restore you need to restore the latest differential backup data