Backing Up the Junos Space Platform Database
You must back up the Junos Space database regularly so that you are able to roll back the system data to a previously known point. You can create a backup schedule on the Database Backup and Restore page in the Administration workspace (Network Management Platform > Administration > Database Backup and Restore). You can store the backup file on the local file system of the Junos Space appliance, or on a remote server by using the Secure Copy Protocol (SCP).
We recommend that you back up files on a remote server because this ensures that the backup files are available even if an error occurs on the appliance. In addition, if you back up files remotely instead of locally, you ensure optimal use of the disk space on the Junos Space appliance.
To perform remote backups, you must set up a remote server that can be accessed through the SCP and that has its IP address and credentials available. We recommend that you have a separate partition on this server to store Junos Space backups and that you provide the full path of this partition in the Junos Space user interface when you set up the backup schedule. You can also specify the start date and time for the first backup, the recurrence interval required (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly), and the date and time of the last backup (if required). In most cases, we recommend that you back up the database daily. You can customize the backup frequency based on the needs of your organization and the amount of change that occurs in the network. In addition, you can schedule backups to run automatically when the system usage is low. Creating a backup schedule ensures that database backups occur at the scheduled time and at the scheduled recurrence intervals. You can also perform database backups on demand from the Database Backup and Restore page, in the Administration workspace (Network Management Platform > Administration > Database Backup and Restore), by clearing the check boxes that control the time of occurrence and recurrence intervals.
Whether scheduled or performed on demand, each successful backup generates an entry that is available on the Database Backup and Restore page. You can select the database backup entry and select the Restore From Remote File action to restore the system data to the selected backup.
Performing a database restore action causes a downtime in your Junos Space fabric, which goes into Maintenance mode to restore the database from the chosen backup and then waits for the application servers to be restarted.
For complete information about performing backup and restore operations for the Junos Space Network Management Platform, see the Backing Up and Restoring the Database Overview and Backing Up the Junos Space Network Management Platform Database topics (in the Junos Space Network Management Platform Workspaces Feature Guide).