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Backing Up Product Data

To make a consistent backup of your Paragon Active Assurance data, you need to stop all services accessing the database before starting the backup procedure. It is possible to make backups of a live system, but data consistency cannot then be guaranteed.

Proceed as follows:

  • Stop Paragon Active Assurance services:

  • Make backups according to the subsections below.

  • Start Paragon Active Assurance services:

Backing Up the Main PostgreSQL Database and Plugin Database

The plugin database is created along with the main PostgreSQL database, but it needs to be backed up separately.

Run these commands:


The pg_dump command will ask for a password which can be found in /etc/netrounds/netrounds.conf under "postgres database". The default password is "netrounds".

To learn about advanced options of pg_dump, such as compression, type


Alternatively, you may want to back up the database in binary format. If so, use this command:

Backing Up the RRD Files

The RRD (round-robin database) files contain the Paragon Active Assurance measurement data.

  • For a small-scale setup (< 50 GB), use this backup command:

  • For a large-scale setup (> 50 GB), making a tarball of the RRD files might take too long, and taking a snapshot of the volume can be a better idea. Possible solutions for doing this include: using a file system that supports snapshots, or taking a snapshot of the virtual volume if the server is running in a virtual environment.

Backing Up Plugin Files

Back up plugin files with the commands

Backing Up the TimescaleDB Database

To back up the TimescaleDB database, you must first start it.

Backup of the TimescaleDB database also requires the netrounds-timescaledb service related to the Streaming API to be enabled and running:

For more information on this API, see the document Streaming API Guide.

To back up the TimescaleDB database manually, run:

Backups of TimescaleDB data are stored in /var/lib/netrounds/rrd/timescaledb/pgbackrest/repo/<backup dir>.

Backing Up the OpenVPN Keys

Use this command:

Backing Up the Licenses

Use this command:

Backing Up the Configuration Files

Make copies of the following files:

  • /etc/apache2/sites-available/netrounds-ssl.conf
  • /etc/apache2/sites-available/netrounds.conf
  • /etc/netrounds/consolidated.conf
  • /etc/netrounds/metrics.yaml
  • /etc/netrounds/netrounds.conf
  • /etc/netrounds/plugin.yaml
  • /etc/netrounds/probe-connect.conf
  • /etc/netrounds/restol.conf
  • /etc/netrounds/test-agent-gateway.yaml
  • /etc/netrounds/timescaledb.conf
  • /etc/openvpn/netrounds.conf

For example: