Systems fail due to many reasons. Some try to recover from the error, learning new things. But most of the time we are in need of a proper backup – restore procedure which is not time consuming. This blog is about taking a complete backup of XI and
restoring it to the same state, even after a reinstallation/crash of the
operating system. This backup is very specific for oracle database.
Steps to take Backup
There are many ways one can take a backup. The most
traditional way is to zip it! Lets zip the necessary files.
- /oracle (including ctrl & data files)
The total size of compressed files comes around 8 GB (the
data is for SP15).
Start the XI Server
Go to MMC and start the instances. Bingo! The server is up
and running as on the date of backup.
The server is up and the restore is over. But make sure you
clear the java web-start cache if your restore is made after applying some
patches. If you don’t, you will not be able to see Adapter Engine in any adapter.
This is mainly due the different SP versions in web-start and server since the cache is not cleared.