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Types of Data
In Building Operation, you can choose to back up different types of data.
Backup Set Storage and Protection
SmartStruxure servers store backup sets in their local directories. By design, the average user may not easily locate these backup directories using a Windows-based file system. For convenience, you can save backup sets stored on SmartStruxure servers to WorkStation. After saving the backup set, you can also copy the file to another backup storage location.
Manual Backup is a non-automated process of copying and storing data on a selected SmartStruxure server. You can use this option to create backups on an as-needed basis. You can also manually restore the data at any time.
Location of Backup Sets
Backup sets are stored in different locations for stand-alone systems and multi-server systems.
Remote Backup and Restore of SmartStruxure Server Devices
When you log on to an Enterprise Server, you can perform remote backups of any SmartStruxure server devices in the system. Whenever a backup occurs on the SmartStruxure server device, the system overwrites the locally stored file on the SmartStruxure server device with the new backup file. The Enterprise Server then retrieves and stores this backup file in a separate directory on the computer that runs the Enterprise Server.
Backup sets are compressed backup files used for restoring data. Building Operation stores the local backup set for an Enterprise Server or SmartStruxure server devices in the Local folder within the Backup sets folder.
Automatic Purge of Backup Sets
An Enterprise Server stores multiple local and remote backup sets. As a result, these sets can consume much needed space on the Enterprise Server. To resolve this problem, you can configure the Enterprise Server to remove outdated backup sets.
Mass backup is a method of performing a manual, simultaneous backup of all the SmartStruxure servers in the network, which is useful for capturing data at a critical point, such as prior to an upgrade. You can choose which SmartStruxure servers you want to back up along with the type of data for each.