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Generating a backup of the vCenter Server database for analysis (1032662)
When troubleshooting data issues in the vCenter Server database, it may be necessary to generate a backup of the database for analysis.
Note: If you use SQL Server Express, it is necessary to download Management Studio Express from the Microsoft website to generate a backup.
Generating a backup is accomplished by doing a full backup of the database.
To generate a backup of the vCenter Sever database when using Microsoft SQL Server or SQL Server Express:
- Use SQL Server Management Studio or SQL Server Management Studio Express.
For detailed steps on creating a full backup, see:
- Backing up the vCenter Server database running on Microsoft SQL or SQL Express server (2012138)
- Create a Full Database Backup (SQL Server).
To generate a backup of the vCenter Server database when using Oracle:
There are multiple tools available to generate a full backup of an Oracle database, depending on your version and installation. For more information on creating a full backup, see Oracle's documentation and support site. For example, see Oracle database Backup and Recovery FAQ. Upload the resulting file to support when requested.
Note: The preceding links were correct as of August 7, 2013. If you find a link is broken, provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.
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