What is the best practice to make a complete back up copy of SPECTRUM? (Legacy KB ID CNC TS31345)

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction

This tech bulletin describes how you can utilize a file system backup and restore methodology to revert a SPECTRUM system to an earlier patch level. Please note the following caveats:

  • While this is primarily intended to be used as a method for reverting to an earlier patch level, all data associated with the SPECTRUM installation area is reverted to the state contained within the file system backup, not just the patch level of the SPECTRUM software. When reverting the SPECTRUM area to a file system backup all changes made to SPECTRUM's configuration and all events and alarms that occurred on managed elements since the file system backup was made will be lost.

  • Taking a file system backup of a SPECTRUM installation area and restoring it onto a system that does not have SPECTRUM installed on it is not supported. This includes the case where the operating system on a SPECTRUM system is reinstalled. If the operating system is reinstalled you also need to reinstall SPECTRUM.

  • This methodology cannot be used to revert back to a prior release after installing a release that is distributed on media (DVD or CD). For example, you could use this methodology to revert back to SPECTRUM r8.1.0 after upgrading to SPECTRUM r8.1.0 SP1, but cannot use it to revert back to SPECTRUM r8.1.0 after installing SPECTRUM r9.0.0.

  • There is no supported method for creating and restoring a file system backup of Business Object XI software. The data associated with the Business Object XI software (reports, scheduled reports, users, ...) can be backed up and restored, and the instructions for doing so are described in this document.

Creating a File System Backup Image

  1. Do all of the following which are applicable to the type and platform of the SPECTRUM installation:

    • Shutdown processd

    • Shutdown sradmin

    • Shutdown the OneClick web server

    • Close any open bash shells

    • Shutdown the SPECTRUM Control Panel

    • Shutdown AlarmNotifier

    • Shutdown any integration components that utilize Spectrum software

    • Shutdown any custom built components that utilize Spectrum software

  2. Verify that you have enough available disk space to hold a backup image of the Spectrum software. Approximately 1.25 GB of free disk space is required.

  3. Use a utility that preserves the absolute path to files, file properties, and file ownership to create a file system backup of the SPECTRUM software on the system. On Solaris and Linux the tar utility can be used if run as root. On Windows the WinZip utility can be used. The utility needs to be executed as a user that has privileges to read all of the directories and files specified below. The following files and directory structures need to be included in the backup image file:

    • The entire SPECTRUM installation directory tree

    • On Solaris:

      /etc/init.d/processd
      /etc/init.d/processd.pl
      /etc/init.d/sradmin
      /etc/rc0.d/K09processd
      /etc/rc2.d/S99sradmin
      /etc/rc2.d/S97processd
      /opt/SPECTRUM
      /sw/SPECTRUM (or user specified directory for sradmin installation)

    • On Linux:

      /etc/init.d/sradmin
      /etc/rc.d/init.d/processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K74processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K09sradmin
      /etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K74processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K09sradmin
      /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/K74processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/K09sradmin
      /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S97processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S97sradmin
      /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/K74processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/K09sradmin
      /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S97processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S97sradmin
      /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K74processd
      /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K09sradmin
      /opt/SPECTRUM
      /sw/SPECTRUM (or user specified directory for sradmin installation)

It is recommended that you include the hostname, and version number / patch level of the SPECTRUM installation you are creating a backup image of in the name of the backup image file (e.g. NOCServer1_9.0.0_H02.zip).

Below are examples of the tar commands that can be used on Solaris and Linux. The example commands are backing up a Spectrum area that is installed at /usr/SPECTRUM

Linux:

tar cfv
NOCServer1_9.0.0_H02.tar /etc/init.d/sradmin /etc/rc.d/init.d/processd /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K74processd /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K09sradmin
/etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K74processd /etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K09sradmin /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/K74processd /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/K09sradmin /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S97processd
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S97sradmin /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/K74processd /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/K09sradmin /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S97processd /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S97sradmin
/etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K74processd /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K09sradmin /opt/SPECTRUM /sw/SPECTRUM /usr/SPECTRUM

Solaris:

tar -cfv
NOCServer1_9.0.0_H02.tar /etc/init.d/processd /etc/init.d/processd.pl /etc/init.d/sradmin /etc/rc0.d/K09processd /etc/rc2.d/S99sradmin
/etc/rc2.d/S97processd /opt/SPECTRUM /sw/SPECTRUM /usr/SPECTRUM


  • If Spectrum Report Manager is installed f.ollow the instructions in the document at the URL below to backup the data associated with the Business Objects software:

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/c09a069c-6a3f-2b10-3399-e0ed04d866f8
  • Restoring a File System Backup Image

    1. Do all of the following which are applicable to the type and platform of the SPECTRUM installation:

      • Shutdown processd

      • Shutdown the OneClick web server

      • Close any open bash shells

      • Shutd.own the SPECTRUM Control Panel

      • Shutdown AlarmNotifier

      • Shutdown any integration components that utilize Spectrum software

      • Shutdown any custom built components that utilize Spectrum software

    2. Delete the entire Spectrum installation directory tree.

    3. Restore the file system backup image using the utility that was used to create the image. The absolute path to the files needs to be preserved by the restoration method.

    4. If Spectrum Report Manager is installed following the instructions in the document at the URL below to restore the data associated with the Business Objects software:

      https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/c09a069c-6a3f-2b10-3399-e0ed04d866f8