Restore an appliance from a backup file

Restoring an appliance from a backup file replaces all management data and most configuration settings on the appliance. You are directed to re-enter unresolved data, if applicable. For more information, see About restoring the appliance.

You can also restore an appliance from a backup file by using REST API calls. See the Insight Control Server Provisioning Administrator Guide chapter on Backing up and restoring your appliance for complete details.

Prerequisites 


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IMPORTANT: If you are using a backup file created on another appliance to restore a new or replacement appliance:

  1. Install Insight Control server provisioning on the new or replacement appliance. For instructions, see the HPE OneView Installation Guide.

  2. Configure the new appliance with the same network settings as the appliance on which the backup file was created. Thus, you can use the network to upload the backup file to the new appliance.

    If the network configuration for the new appliance does not exactly match the network configuration in the backup file, the network configuration will not match the information in the network certificates in the backup file. As a result, the browser loses connection with the appliance and the appliance cannot be restored.

  3. When the new appliance network is configured, continue the restore operation described in the following procedure.


Restoring an appliance from a backup file

Follow the procedure for the scenario that applies to your environment and practices:

Scenario: Select a backup file and start the restoration immediately

  1. From the main menu, select Settings and then select Backup.

  2. Select ActionsRestore from backup.

    A dialog box opens.

  3. Read the on-screen notification, then select Select a backup file.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Drag the backup file and drop it into the indicated text box.

    • Click Browse and select the backup file to upload.


    [NOTE: ]

    NOTE: Not all browsers and browser versions offer the ability to drag and drop files onto applications.


  5. Click Upload and restore.

    Wait until the restore process is complete. A status page indicates progress.

    When the restore process completes, you are returned to the login page where you can log in to the restored appliance.

Scenario: Select a backup file and start the restoration later

  1. From the main menu, select Settings and then select Backup.

  2. Select ActionsRestore from backup.

    A dialog box opens.

  3. Read the on-screen notification, then select Select a backup file.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Drag the backup file and drop it into the indicated text box.

    • Click Browse and select the backup file to upload.


    [NOTE: ]

    NOTE: Not all browsers and browser versions offer the ability to drag and drop files onto applications.


  5. Click Upload only.

    Wait until the file upload is complete.

    A progress bar appears. The file name, creation date, and version are displayed when the file upload is complete.

  6. When you are ready to restore the appliance from the backup file, return to the dialog box and verify that the backup file is correct and uploaded.

  7. Select Restore from a backup file.

  8. Click Restore.

    Wait until the restore process is complete. A status page indicates progress.

    When the restore process completes, you are returned to the login page where you can log in to the restored appliance.