How to Backup the Database before Upgrading Zerto
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After identifying if your ZVM VM is using an external or embedded DB, an admin should follow the steps below when upgrading their environment.
- 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\