Backup and Restore SCOM 2012

Posted on 2014-08-20
Last Modified: 2014-11-13
I would like to know how to backup SCOM 2012, for instance using Netback or BackupExec,
I believe SCOM 2012 requires back of Operation Database and may be also Operations Warehouse Database,
it also requires IIS metabase, RMS Encryption keys, Management Packs, Files and Registery.

so how does Netback backup or other third party products get access to the components I stated above, in order to back them up. ?

Any help will be very much appreciated.
Question by:jskfan
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    Accepted Solution

    The following TechNet article provides all of the best practices for backing up and restoring SCOM 2012 -

    Data to Back Up
    To ensure your ability to correctly preserve and restore your Operations Manager environment, you should back up the following key items:

    • Operational database, data warehouse database, and the Audit Collection Services (ACS) database
    • Custom management packs
    • Custom report definition files and computer certificates
    • Recommended Backup Schedule for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager
    • How to Back Up Custom Management Packs
    • How to Schedule Backups of System Center 2012 - Operations Manager Databases
    • Backup and Recovery Using VSS Writer

    Author Comment

    I have seen that link before I posted my question.
    I know that it can be done by backing up :
    Operation Database,IIS metabase, RMS Encryption keys, Management Packs, Files and Registery.

    I was trying to find out if any third party backup solution has a plugin, that enables backup operator just to check boxes of components to back up.

    If you do not have third party backup, you will have to  go to IIS  to configure IIS metabase backup, then go to SCOM console and export management packs to a folder, then go backup the Register keys, then RMS Encryption keys, that 's a lot to do manually....

    I know that with third party backup, for instance you just check the box for System State of a specific server, then the registry keys will get backed up, but am not sure about other components of SCOM how to backup them up with third party.....There might be a plug in....

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you

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