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This page provides an overview of the tasks and considerations related to backing up the Controller and Platform Administration Application. Note that your Controller should be shut down before performing any import functions.


It is to be noted that controller versions 4.3 and later will work only on restoring and backing up the <Controller Home>/.appd.scskeystore file.

Best Practices for Backups

Backing up the entire system each night may not be feasible when dealing with the large amount of data typically generated by a Controller deployment. To balance the risk of data loss against the costs of performing backups, a typical backup strategy calls for backing up the system at different scopes at different times. That is, you may choose to perform partial backups more frequently and full backups less frequently.