Most customers backup Virtualization Manager on the hypervisor level, using the same methodology as for other virtual machines.
Note: This provides general backup information and does not provide specific commands.
If you do not want to back up the Virtualization Manager appliance from the hypervisor level, use the information below to perform backups from within the appliance. You can use two different methods to backup your data:
Note: You do not need to backup federated collector appliances as no data is stored there. You may want to backup any custom configurations.
Install a Backup Agent
Note: SolarWinds does not provide recommendations or support for backup agents.
Perform Manual Backups
You can also back up the Virtualization Manager data necessary to recreate the data set. Backup the following information:
Note: The Lucene search indexes used by the product can be recreated from the PostgreSQL database and do not need to be included in your backup procedures.