Data management people. How is everyone backing up Intralink? I just got done loading a new install of Intralink 3.4 M011. In the past I ran backups of the executables, I wrote all kinds of rsports, ran the dumpfile and backed up the vaults. Going forward I was planning on just running a dump file and backing up the vaults. If I need to restore I would just reload the app from CD, then import the dump file and vaults from tape or whatever. Is there a major problem with this approach? Comments/Suggestions appreciated. I will post a summary. Thanks...Mike
That is the method that we use for Intralink 3.3 M021. We export a dump file each Sunday evening with no users on the system and backup that and the vaults to tape. In addition, we have an Altiris image of the production server with Intralink 3.3 M021 installed with tablespaces sized for our data sets. This image will allow us to quickly rebuild the production server on a different machine in case of a catastrophe.
We do a restore to a test server once per quarter, fix up the dataserver and fileserver references to point to the test server hostname, and then have certain key users run a formal checklist to verify that the restoration is valid.
Of course PTC has a Knowledge Base article on "Suggested Technique for Backup and Recovery of the Database and Filevaults" at: