How to: Backup your SCOM 2007 environment

After you set up your SCOM 2007 (Microsoft Systetm Center Operations Manager) environment, the first thing you want to do is making a backup of this. There are a few steps you neet to do. Let’s have look on these steps.

1) Backup your SQL 2005 databases
2) Backup your RMS encryption key
3) Backup your IIS metabase
4) Backup your management packs (unsealed)
5) Backup your files
6) Backup your registry

Step 1) Backup your SQL 2005 databases
First off al we are going to backup the SQL 2005 databases.
– OperationsManager
– ReportServer
– ReportServerTempDB
sql_011    sql_021    sql_031

sql_041    sql_051

Step 2) Backup your RMS encryption key
The next step is to backup the RMS (Root Management Server) encryption key.
We are going to use the tool SecureStorageBackup.exe, located in the installation directory of SCOM 2007.
rms_01    rms_02    rms_03

rms_04    rms_05    rms_06

Step 3) Backup your IIS metabase
The next step is to backup the IIS metabase.
iis_01    iis_02    iis_03

iis_04    iis_05

Step 4) Backup your management packs (unsealed)
Now we are going to backup the unsealed management packs. The sealed management packs can be downloaded from the vendor’s website again.
mgp_01    mgp_02    mgp_03

mgp_04    mgp_05    mgp_06

Step 5) Backup your files
The next step is to backup the SCOM 2007 configuration files. Make sure you backup the following directory.(in my example!!)
– C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager
This can also be different, but this is the installation directory of your SCOM 2007 environment.
– C:\Program Files\System Center Management Packs
This is the defualt location of your sealed management packs.

Step 6) Backup your registry
The last step is to backup some registry keys. Make sure you backup the following registry keys.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager
reg_01    reg_02

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