Backing Up the CTERA Portal Servers and Storage
  • 14 Nov 2022
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Backing Up the CTERA Portal Servers and Storage

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To back up the on-premise CTERA Portal servers and storage you need to use third-party recovery tools, such as Veeam.

To back up the cloud-based CTERA Portal servers and storage the cloud provider, AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM, and GCP, must handle the backup.

Note

As with any BC/DR plan, a backup should always be kept at a different location.

For the CTERA Portal database backup, see Configuring the CTERA Portal Database for Backup.

Using third-party tools can result in a recovery after a disaster not being consistent with the database with the recovery being either older or newer than the database recovery.

If the portal recovery is older than the database, it will be missing some recent blocks. In this situation, you should rollback the database to an earlier point-in-time that matches the latest portal recovery.

If the portal recovery is newer than the database, since deleted blocks are kept for a minimum of 30 days and these blocks are never modified, as long as the database is no more than 30 days older, there will be no data loss.

Note

Running CTERA FSCK is usually recommended following a disaster recovery. CTERA FSCK must be run only with approval from CTERA support.


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