4.7.4. Procedure – Creating configuration backups

Purpose: 

To create a configuration backup, assign a backup policy as the System backup policy of PSM.

Tip

To create an immediate backup of PSM's configuration to your machine (not to the backup server), select Basic Settings > System > Export configuration. Note that the configuration export contains only the system settings and configuration files (including changelogs). System backups includes additional information like reports and alerts, and also the connection database.

When exporting the configuration of PSM, or creating configuration backups, always use encryption. Handle the exported data with care, as it contains sensitive information, including credentials. For details on encrypting the configuration, see Procedure 4.7.6, Encrypting configuration backups with GPG.

To encrypt your configuration backups, see Procedure 4.7.6, Encrypting configuration backups with GPG.

Prerequisites: 

You have to configure a backup policy before starting this procedure. For details, see Section 4.7, Data and configuration backups.

Steps: 

  1. Navigate to Basic Settings > Management > System backup.

    Figure 4.24. Basic Settings > Management > System backup — Configuring system backups

    Basic Settings > Management > System backup — Configuring system backups
  2. Select the backup policy you want to use for backing up the configuration of PSM in the System backup policy field.

  3. Click .

  4. Optional: To start the backup process immediately, click Backup now. The Backup now functionality works only after a backup policy has been selected and committed.