Prime Infrastructure supports two types of backups:
- Application backups—These contain Prime Infrastructure application data but do not include host-specific settings, such as the server hostname and IP address.
Appliance backups—These contain all application data and host-specific settings, including the hostname, IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
Note the following about application and appliance backups.
Application and appliance backups can be restored to the same or a new host, as long as the new host has the same hardware and software configuration as the host from which the backup was taken.
You can only restore an appliance backup to a host running the same version of the Prime Infrastructure server software as the server from which the backup was taken.
You cannot restore an application backup using the appliance restore command, nor can you restore an appliance backup using the application restore command.
We recommend the following best practices:
If you are evaluating Prime Infrastructure, use the default automatic application backup to the local repository.
If you are running Prime Infrastructure in a production environment as a virtual appliance, take regular application backups to a remote backup server. You can use the application backups to restore your server for all failures except complete failure of the server hardware
reference – https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/net_mgmt/prime/infrastructure/3-4/admin/guide/bk_CiscoPrimeInfastructure_3_4_AdminGuide/bk_CiscoPrimeInfastructure_3_4_AdminGuide_chapter_010.html#concept_1A6711909A8E475F89C385A142AC7CD5