Create a Snapshot

The location of the snapshots was set during the server installation (typically PureCM\snapshots). The number of stored snapshots before the oldest one is deleted is set in the 'Retained Snapshots' policy as described in the section called “Defining a Policyset”. The snapshots can then be backed up using a backup program such as NTBackup on Windows or 'tar' on Unix. Restoring a snapshot is described in the section called “Restoring a Snapshot”.

Note

After making a backup of PureCM you should run the TruncateDatabaseLogs() server function as described in the section called “PureCM Server Functions”. This will prevent the log file becoming huge.

Snapshots can be created automatically with the MakeDatabaseSnapshots() server trigger function as described in the section called “PureCM Server Functions”.

Snapshots can be created manually by a user who has the 'Backup Administration' policy set as described in the section called “Defining a Policyset”. To create a manual backup the user will need to run the make-snapshots command from the command line.