How to backup and restore SquaredUp DS for SCOM
If you are using SquaredUp DS with high availability (HA) see Enabling High Availability.
Backing up DS for SCOM
We recommend you stop the SquaredUp DS application pool (How to check and modify the application pool identity) and then backup the entire SquaredUp folder.
Name of the SquaredUp folder
The default name of the SquaredUp folder is
SquaredUp for v6 and above.
Location of the SquaredUp folder
A custom location may have been chosen during the installation.
The default location for the SquaredUp folder is
For v5 it is
If you wish you can just backup the
SquaredUpv[Version Number]\User folder, as this is where your specific dashboards and settings are located. Within the User folder the
Packages folder contains your user-published dashboards and perspectives and
Configuration folder contains your SquaredUp DS configuration settings.
Restoring SquaredUp DS
These steps are for restoring the whole of SquaredUp. For information about restoring individual dashboards
If you wish to install the latest version of SquaredUp DS:
Download the latest version of SquaredUp DS and run the installer.
If you want to redeploy the same version of SquaredUp DS:
Run the 'Deploy SquaredUp DS for SCOM' tool on the Windows Start menu,
Log on to SquaredUp DS and complete the setup to configure SquaredUp DS, such as activating your license
and configuring the connection to the SCOM Data Warehouse. If you need an additional activation please contact SquaredUp Support.
In IIS stop the
SquaredUpv[Version Number]application pool.
SquaredUpv[Version Number]application pool.
If you restore to a new machine or operating system, you will need to reconfigure any API connections. API connections are encrypted, so any old connections will not be accessible because they cannot be decrypted on the new machine.
If you migrate to a new SCOM management group then the SCOM IDs of objects and custom groups will change. Any tiles that have been scoped to specific objects or custom groups will need the scope to be reconfigured. Tiles using classes or groups contained within sealed management packs will not be affected.
Backing up and restoring the HA share
Backup SquaredUp DS on each server as normal (How to backup and restore SquaredUp DS for SCOM). No additional actions are required: Any SquaredUp server can rebuild the content of the network share from its local disk data. So backing up individual SquaredUp DS instances (and not the network share) is sufficient.
If the share does have to be recreated, ensure you configure permissions on the share first:
Before configuring HA it is important to check the permissions on the share itself. The share has its own permissions which cannot be viewed via Windows Explorer, and they always take precedence over the file and folder permissions. If the SquaredUp DS application pool identity (How to check and modify the application pool identity) is not allowed to read and change, then the permissions added to the folders by the SquaredUp command are overridden/ignored by the share, and SquaredUp DS will fail to start with an 'Access denied' error.
In Computer Management check that the SquaredUp DS application pool account has 'Read' and 'Change' permissions to the share itself, as described below:
- On the machine that hosts the share, click on the Start button > type
Computer Management> open Computer Management.
- Navigate to System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares.
- Right-click on the SquaredUp share and then on Properties.
On the Share Permissions tab, check that all SquaredUp DS application pool accounts have read and change permissions:
If your servers are using a domain service account as the SquaredUp DS application pool identity (How to check and modify the application pool identity) then this account should be given read and change permissions.
If your SquaredUp servers are using Network Service as the SquaredUp DS application pool account (How to check and modify the application pool identity), then all the machine accounts for the SquaredUp Primary and Secondary servers should be given permissions, for example,
It should not be necessary to grant full control, and this could pose a security risk.
To restore the files to a new or empty HA share run the HA configuration steps from any SquaredUp server, to copy the files from this server to the share. See Enabling High Availability
To restore to an existing share folder you must delete the file
SquaredUp_scom_[version].index, if it exists, in order for the restore to proceed. Restoring will then recreate the
SquaredUp_scom_[version].index file on the share.
SquaredUp_[version].index if HA was configured on v5.0 or below).