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  1. Preface
  2. Backing Up and Restoring the Data Vault
  3. Configuring Centera as a Remote Data Vault Store
  4. Configuring Data Archive for a Legacy Source Using Legacy Adapters
  5. Data Archive Seamless Access for PeopleSoft
  6. Data Archive Transaction Restore API
  7. Dropping and Truncating Partitions in Data Archive
  8. How to Create Business Rules to Archive and Purge Transactional Data
  9. How to Uninstall Data Archive 5.1
  10. How to Uninstall Data Archive 5.3
  11. How to Use Scripts to Change Database User Passwords in the ILM Repository
  12. IBM DB2 Database Connectivity and Setup for Data Archive
  13. Installing Data Visualization
  14. Integrating Third-Party Schedulers in ILM Engine
  15. Parallel Processing in Data Archive
  16. Seamless Access Configuration for Siebel Applications
  17. Seamless Access Setup for Oracle E-Business Suite
  18. Using the Data Vault Service JDBC Driver to Connect to the Data Vault
  19. Using Multiple Engines in an ILM Environment
  20. Using PowerExchange ODBC Connections in a Data Archive Retirement Project
  21. Discovering Foreign Key Relationships in Enterprise Data Manager

Data Archive How-To Guide

Data Archive How-To Guide

Backup and Restore Guidelines

Backup and Restore Guidelines

Use the following guidelines when you back up or restore the Data Vault:
  • To ensure that you can recover archived data from data deletion or corruption, back up the Data Vault files after each time you run a Data Vault Loader job. Also back up the ssa.ini and nucleus.ini files when you modify the Data Vault Service configuration.
  • To ensure that the metadata in the Data Vault repository provides the correct information about the data files in the Data Vault, back up the Data Vault repository and data files at the same time.
    For example, on UNIX, tar the Data Vault repository and data files into one tarball with one timestamp. When you restore the backup files, the metadata in the Data Vault repository will correctly describe the data files.
  • Use the parameters in the nucleus.ini configuration file to determine the location and name of the Data Vault repository. On the server that hosts the Data Vault Service, view the nucleus.ini to get the file and directory information.
    Parameter
    File
    Description
    DatabasePath
    nucleus.ini
    Directory where the Data Vault repository is located.
    DATABASE section
    nucleus.ini
    Name of the Data Vault repository file. The file name is the same as the name of the DATABASE section with an extension of
    .n00
    . For example, if the nucleus.ini has a database entry of
    [DATABASE meta]
    , then the name of the Data Vault repository file is
    meta.n00
    .
  • The location of the Data Vault data files is specified in the archive target connection in Data Archive.
    Log in to Data Archive and view the target connection for the Data Vault you want to back up or restore. The
    Data Vault SCT Files Directory
    property of the target connection defines the location of the Data Vault data files.