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Back up and restore the Firewall Security Manager database

Created by Interspire Import, last modified by Karen Valdellon on Jul 24, 2017

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Back up the database

  1. Close all FSM clients, including any remote clients.
  2. Log in to the FSM server as an administrator.
  3. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager > Stop Server.
  4. Back up the fsm_server.fdb file found the data folder for FSM. By default, the data folder is in C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSMServer\data\. Rename the fsm_server.fdb file by appending the FSM version number, as in fsm_server_<ver_no.>.fdb</ver_no.>. The FSM version number can be found on the About FSM page in the FSM Client. Save the backup copy outside of the FSM installation folder.
  5. Back up the fsm_client.fdb file found in the database folder under the FSM workspace. By default, the FSM workspace is in your Windows user account folder:
    • Windows 7, Vista, 2008: C:\Users\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM Server\workspace\database\</user_account>
    • Windows XP, 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM Server\workspace\database\</user_account>
  6. If you need to back up the remote FSM Client DB, repeat Step 5 on the remote FSM client machines.
    By default, the remote client workspace in your Windows user account folder:
    • Windows 7, Vista, 2008: C:\Users\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM\workspace\database\</user_account>
    • Windows XP, 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM\workspace\database\</user_account>
  7. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Change Advisor > Start Server.

Restore the database

  1. Find the FSM version number for the Shared DB and Client DB files that will be restored. Make sure that the version numbers are the same as your current FSM server or client, and Shared DB and Client DB files were created in the same backup period.
  2. Close all FSM clients, including any remote clients.
  3. Log in to the FSM server as an administrator.
  4. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager > Stop Server.
  5. Back up the fsm_server.fdb file in the data folder for FSM.
  6. Overwrite the fsm_server.fdb file with the Shared DB file you prepared in Step 1. By default, the data folder is in C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSMServer\data\.
    Note: Remove the version number if you appended the original file with it. 
  7. Back up the fsm_client.fdb file in the database folder under the FSM workspace.
  8. Overwrite the fsm_client.fdb file with the Client DB file you prepared in Step 1. Remove the version number if you appended the original file with it. By default, the FSM workspace is in your Windows user account folder:
    • Windows 7, Vista, 2008: C:\Users\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM Server\workspace\database\</user_account>
    • Windows XP, 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM Server\workspace\database\</user_account>
  9. If you need to restore the remote FSM client DB, repeat Steps 7-8 on the remote FSM client machines. By default, the remote client workspace is in your Windows user account folder:
    • Windows 7, Vista, 2008: C:\Users\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM\workspace\database\</user_account>
    • Windows XP, 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\<user_account>\SolarWinds\SolarWinds FSM\workspace\database\</user_account>
  10. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Change Advisor > Start Server.
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