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000004601
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How to Backup the Database before Upgrading Zerto

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Summary

After identifying if your ZVM VM is using an external or embedded DB, an admin should follow the steps below when upgrading their environment. 

Steps

  • If using an external DB, when its time to upgrade the environment, please backup the external DB when you perform a snapshot of the ZVM VM. 
    • When its time to upgrade > Turn off Zerto service > backup external DB > snapshot ZVM VM > perform upgrade
  • If the DB is embedded, you can take a snapshot of the ZVM VM before performing the upgrade.
    • When its time to upgrade > turn off Zerto service > snapshot ZVM VM
    • (Azure or AWS) When its time to upgrade > turn off Zerto service > copy file located at (hidden directory) C:\ProgramData\Zerto\