How can we improve the SDA (K2000)?

Be able to restore the K2000 database

I just found out that you can not restore the K2000 database even though you can backup the K2000 database. I want to be able to have all my settings if there is a catastrophic failure with my server or just need to refresh the hardware. I have to recreate all my labels, users, Ldap authentication, all my general settings, date time settings, relink all of my RSAs and K1000.

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  • David Coe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to perform a full restore just like the SMA(K1000) would be helpful in case of system failure,

  • BlaiseG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Had I known this was not possible at the time of implementation, I would have deployed virtual K2s instead of the physical K2s (and leveraged full-VM backups). Instead, I have to rely on 'hope and prayer' that I won't, one day, have to recover from a failed K2200 appliance.

  • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The feature seems somewhat superfluous, I mean to do a backup that you can't use.

  • Bill Morse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is one of the reasons that we virtualized our KACE servers (so that we have a full backup of the server every night) plus that ability to v-motion the servers to our DR site.

  • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I didn't know this was an issue till just now, this feature surely is a must have?

  • Aaron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just found out the hard way about needing this feature. I am doing a P2V and will have to configure all the settings manually.

  • TJ Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As an alternative, I think it would be nice if the K2000 could export and FTP all (or selected) files to a location as a batch - without having to export everything to your limited local disk first. It could create each export file, FTP it, delete it, then move on to the next.

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