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Backing Up the Groove Data Bridge Server

Groove Server 2007

Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

Updated: 2008-04-01

The Groove Data Bridge provides for automatic server data backup at scheduled intervals and upon demand. Back up the Groove Data Bridge server data periodically (preferably once a week during routine maintenance) to protect against catastrophic loss. Administrators can then use the Data Bridge installer to restore the backed-up account if necessary. As used here, catastrophic loss is defined as the irrecoverable loss of the server and all service account data.

Backed up data comprises core account data, including server configuration details and a list of workspaces on the server; it does not include workspace data. Administrators can use Groove’s inherent ability to fetch current copies of workspaces from end-user client devices.

To backup the Groove Data Bridge server account data:

  1. Open the Groove Data Bridge administrative interface and select Backup Server Settings from the Options menu.The Backup Server Settings window appears.

  2. Type the required server identification in the appropriate fields described in the following table.

  3. To schedule server backup, type the required scheduling information in the fields described in the following table, then click OK.

  4. To backup server data now, click the Backup Now button.

    Backup Server Data Fields Descriptions

    Backup server data

    Select this option to enable backup of the named Groove Data Bridge server. The name that appears here reflects the DNS name of the Groove Data Bridge server, as defined during Groove Data Bridge installation.

    Default: selected

    Backup location (must be accessible from server)

    Browse to the directory where the backed up data files will reside. The Groove Data Bridge server must be able to access this directory.

    Frequency (in days)

    Type the backup period in number of days.

    Backup time

    Select the time that server backups should occur (typically, during low-traffic periods).

    Number of backups to retain

    Type the number of backups that you want to retain.

    Note   The image backup is valid for restoral for six weeks and should be discarded when older.

NoteNote:

Do not restore a backed-up Groove Data Bridge server image when the server is still operating and active on the network. Restoring an image backup is intended only to recover Groove Data Bridge server data that was irretrievably lost.

For information about restoring a backed up server account, see Restoring the Groove Data Bridge Server.

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