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Backing up and restoring the array configuration

Published: November 15, 2009

Updated: February 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

This topic describes how to back up and restore an array configuration, for a single-server or multiple-server array. Array configuration includes the following settings:

  • Array configuration settings, which are relevant for, and are shared by, all members of the array.

  • Server configuration settings, specific to each array member.

The following procedures provide instructions on:

noteNote:
To back up and restore array-level confidential information, you must be a Forefront TMG Array Administrator.

To back up an array configuration

  1. In the Forefront TMG Management console, in the tree, click the array ArrayName.

  2. On the Tasks tab, click Export (Back up) Array Configuration.

  3. To export confidential information, such as user passwords and certificates, select Export confidential information and provide a password. Confidential information is encrypted during the export process. The password you enter here will be required to import the configuration.

    noteNote:
    • It is recommended that you specify a strong password to ensure proper protection of encrypted information. For details, see Planning for backup and restore.

    • The export process does not back up Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. For information about how to back up SSL certificates, see About backing up SSL certificates.

  4. To export user permissions, select Export user permission settings.

  5. In Save this data in this file, specify the folder in which the export file will be saved, and the file name.

  6. In File name, enter a name for the exported file.

To restore an array configuration

  1. In the Forefront TMG Management console, in the tree, click the array ArrayName.

  2. On the Tasks tab, click Import (Restore) Array Configuration.

  3. Select the file that you saved when you exported the configuration.

  4. Select Overwrite (restore) to restore the configuration settings.

  5. If you want to import server-specific settings, select Import server-specific information.

  6. If you exported user permissions, select Import user permission settings.

  7. If you exported confidential information, enter the password that you specified when you exported the file.

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