Before You Begin
Use the following instructions to backup and restore Insite 3.0 or above on the same system. To backup or restore on Insite installations before 3.00, see Backing Up and Restoring Insite 2.x and 1.x.
Backing Up and Restoring Insite 3.00+
There are two executables used to backup and restore Insite (backup/.exe and restore/.exe). Both files reside in the Insite root directory on the server.
||C:\Program Files\Help Systems\HelpSystems Insite\
|Linux (Root install)
|Linux (User install)
Note: In order to use these scripts, the database service must be running.
Backing Up Insite
To back up the database, run the following command:
This command creates multiple backup files and puts them in the root directory of the product. The command will list the backup files created at the end of the command output.
Database Dump location: c:\Program Files\Help Systems\HelpSystems Insite\insite_db_3_00_<timestamp>.backup
Integration config backup: c:\Program Files\Help Systems\HelpSystems Insite\integration_config_<timestamp>.zip
Watch List Coordinator configuration: c:\Program Files\Help Systems\HelpSystems Insite\wl_coordinator_config_<timestamp>.zip
Watch List Coordinator database: c:\Program Files\Help Systems\HelpSystems Insite\watchlist_db_<timestamp>.zip
Watch List Collector: c:\Program Files\Help Systems\HelpSystems Insite\wl_collector_config_<timestamp>.zip
PTAV Service: c:\Program Files\Help Systems\HelpSystems Insite\ptav_service_config_<timestamp>.zip
Note: If you are backing up Insite in preparation for an upgrade, be sure to copy the backup file to a location outside the product directories.
- We highly recommend that you stop the Insite Server service and the Insite Analytics Service before performing a restore.
- The database service (HelpSystemsDatabaseServer) must be running.
- You must be at the same Insite version as the backup that you are trying to restore. For example, you cannot restore a 3.00 backup over a 3.02 installation.
To restore the database, run the following command (found in the Insite root directory):
This command takes a backup file created by the backup command and restores it to the database.
The file path is passed to the script.
(Windows) restoredatabase.bat insite_db_3_00_<timestamp>.backup
(Linux) ./restoredatabase.sh -f insite_db_3_00_<timestamp>.backup
To restore the Integration, Watch List, and PTAV configuration, run the following command (found in the Insite root directory):
- Windows: restore.exe
- UNIX/Linux: restore
This command takes the zip files created by the backup command and restores them.
The file path is passed to the command.
restore -i integration_config_<timestamp>.zip
restore -wlCoord wl_coordinator_config_<timestamp>.zip
restore -wlDB watchlist_db_<timestamp>.zip
restore -wlCol wl_collector_config_<timestamp>.zip
restore -ptavService ptav_service_config_<timestamp>.zip