How to Back up and Restore System Center 2012 - App Controller
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - App Controller, System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, System Center 2012 SP1 - App Controller
Other than that which is contained in the App Controller database, the App Controller server retains no information that requires a backup. The database can be restored in an existing environment without running App Controller Setup. You should run App Controller Setup again only for disaster recovery; specifically, to reinstall App Controller using an existing database.
To back up the App Controller database
Start Windows PowerShell module for App Controller. For detailed instructions, see Using the App Controller Cmdlets.
Export the App Controller Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) key using the Export-SCACAesKey cmdlet.
Use standard database tools, such as SQL Server Management Studio, to back up the App Controller database.
To restore the App Controller database
Use standard database tools, such as SQL Server Management Studio, to restore the App Controller database.
If you run App Controller Setup again as part of a disaster recovery process, provide Setup with the AES key file that was exported during backup.
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