Restore

In case of database or system corruption, IP Fabric can be restored from a backup.

Restore is supported only to the same version of IP Fabric as the source of a backup. This is checked automatically during restore.
The only exceptions are snapshots which can be restored to any version of IP Fabric appliance.

Restore from local hard drive

  1. Login to admin interface (for example https://ipfabric.example.com:8443)

  2. Go to Restore or Backup

  3. Select Restore from Do you wish proceed a backup or restore? drop-down menu.

  4. Select What restore?. There are four options:

    1. Restore data & all system services - This option restores database and system files. It's usable for restore from general system failures or upgrade failures.

    2. Restore database - it means that only database data are restored. It can be sufficient in case of a database failure or accidental database drop.

    3. Restore syslog data - it means that only syslog data are restored. It can be sufficient in case of a database failure or accidental database drop.

    4. Restore snapshot file - particular snapshot can be restored.

  5. For restore from local backup choose Local hard drive from Backup files source.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Select backup file - there is a year, month, day and time when a backup file was created in a backup filename.

  8. Enter IP Fabric user password to Specify decryption password (same as IP Fabric user).

  9. Click Restore.

Backups are encrypted with osadmin user password configured during first boot wizard. When you loose osadmin user password, backups are also lost.

Restore from a remote server

  1. Login to admin interface (for example https://ipfabric.example.com:8443)

  2. Go to Restore or Backup

  3. Select Restore from Do you wish proceed a backup or restore? drop down menu.

  4. Select What restore?. There are four options:

    1. Restore data & all system services - This option restores database and system files. It's usable for restore from general system failures or upgrade failures.

    2. Restore database - it means that only database data are restored. It can be sufficient in case of database failure or accidental database drop.

    3. Restore syslog data - it means that only syslog data are restored. It can be sufficient in case of database failure or accidental database drop.

    4. Restore snapshot file - particular snapshot can be restored.

  5. For restore from local backup choose FTP or SFTP from Backup files source.

  6. Specify Server FQDN or IP address. Make sure that your DNS client is configured and working properly in case of FQDN.

  7. Enter Username to access FTP/SFTP server.

  8. Enter Password to access FTP/SFTP server.

  9. If you would like to use different Directory than FTP/SFTP root please specify.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Select backup file - there is year, month, day and time when a backup file was created in a backup filename.

  12. Enter IP Fabric user password to Specify decryption password (same as IP Fabric user).

  13. Click Restore.

Backups are encrypted with osadmin user password configured during first boot wizard. When you loose osadmin user password, backups are also lost.