About Recovering Central Sites

Aplica-se a: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

While the process of backing up and recovering a central site is similar to backing up and restoring any primary site, there are requirements to consider when backing up and restoring central sites that make them unique to central sites.

Recovering the central site is unique in the following ways:

  • On the central site, many configuration changes can be constantly made, and it might be impossible to repeat all of them.

  • The central site does not have a parent site from which to obtain a copy of the site control file.

To resolve these issues, and to ensure that it is possible to recover all the data of the central site, follow these recommendations:

  • Back up the central site frequently.

  • Have a reference site for the central site, so that recovery tools can recover packages and advertisements created after the site is backed up.

  • Have a copy of the central site control file that is as recent as possible.

    • Between site backup cycles, back up the central site control file frequently. You can use system tools or batch files to automatically back up the site control file frequently. To back up site control files, you can use the Hierarchy Maintenance tool (PreInst.exe). For more information about PreInst.exe, see Hierarchy Maintenance Tool (Preinst.exe).

    • Store the site control file backup at the designated reference site.

    • Store the site control file with a *.CT0 format so that during recovery it is sufficient to rename the file, and drop it on the recovering central site.

If you follow these recommendations, then you will be able to recover most of the configuration when recovering the central site. You will be able to recover configuration data and software distribution objects definition from the reference site. The administrative data that is lost if the central site fails is less critical, and is regenerated after the central site regains functionality.

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