Backing up and recovering the application serving environment

The product uses many operating system and application resources that you should consider adding to your backup and recovery procedures.

 

About this task

WebSphere Application Server resources can be saved while the product environment is active. When backing up database data, you may have to shut down some or all services if a snapshot cannot be obtained. This would occur if there are requests which obtain locks or have open transactions against the database being saved. In a distributed environment, you may need to consider how to get a consistent backup across several systems. If the data on systems is not closely related to data on other systems, you may be able to backup each system in isolation. If you need a snapshot across systems simultaneously, you may need to stop activity on all systems while the snapshot is taken.

How often you back up resources depends largely on when or how often you expect them to change.

 

Procedure

 

What to do next

If your applications are using other resources or services that are external to the product, remember to include those in your backup plan as well.


Related tasks
Restarting an application server in recovery mode Configuring transaction properties for peer recovery

 



 

 

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