Server Configuration > File Vaulting for Configuration Management > Managing the File Vault > Backing Up and Restoring File Vaults
Backing Up and Restoring File Vaults
When preparing for and executing data backups, you must make arrangements to back up both the database contents and the Configuration Management file vault contents. It is the system administrator’s responsibility to:
Establish appropriate backup and restoration processes and protocols for both the file system and the database.
Ensure the configuration and use of appropriate tools and technologies to execute the backup and restoration strategies.
Test all backup and restoration processes frequently to ensure both data integrity and data synchronization between all data stored in file system and the database.
Once the file vault is operational, database backups and file vault backups must be kept in synchronization. At a minimum, the file vault content must match, or be more recent than, backed up database content.
Restoring from a File Vault Backup
To restore a file vault backup, you must stop the Windchill RV&S server before copying the files from the backup into the file vault.
When you start the Windchill RV&S server, the restored file vault contents are accessible as long as the database content is synchronized. Revisions that were recently added to the file vault are inaccessible if the database content is older than the file vault content.
Windchill RV&S does not provide a way to restore files automatically that would have been stored to the file vault if a recent database backup is not available.