At a Glance
|Official Backup:||The preferred Backup option is to back up at the Hypervisor. See below for details.|
|Limited Backup:||To back up Settings and Environments - use the Settings and Environment (in UI or API)|
|Other Options:||There are also Community solutions incorporated in Masking Toolkits.|
Applicable Delphix Versions
- Click here to view the versions of the Delphix engine to which this article applies
Major Release All Sub Releases 6.0 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
Official Backup Solution
The official process for Engine Backup and Restore is detailed here:
There are times where it may be required to take a quick backup of the current objects and their state. This article provides methods available in the UI to take a limited 'backup' of Environments and Rule Sets on the Masking Engine.
Additional Backup Options
A situation where it may be good to take a limited 'backup' is when deleting a Connector or an Environment on large environments. When changes are made on the masking engine, these modifications are irreversible and some modifications may have an impact on sub-objects (such as Connectors and Environments).
Options here are:
- Using the UI or API to Export Objects (using Sync).
- UI: Environment Page.
- API: Sync Endpoint.
- Use one of the Masking Toolkits (see link at the end of this document).
Consider the following times when a backup should/could be taken.
- Deleting and modifying Objects on the Masking Engine (such as User, Environment, Rule Set, et cetera).
- Upgrade of an Engine.
- Complete VM failure - as part of Disaster Recovery.
Backup is recommended when deleting objects. Below is a list of the lower-level objects deleted when an object is deleted.
What backup is needed when an object is deleted
This is a list of Masking Engine Objects and the impact of deleting them. The Backup method listed is the easiest backup method (sometimes that could be as simple as taking a screenshot).
|Object selected for deletion||Objects deleted||Impact||Backup method|
|Job||* Job only||Deleting a job will only remove the job.||* Take a screenshot|
|Rule Set||* Rule Set
|A popup will open. Clicking OK will delete the Rule Set and all Jobs under it.||* Export Environment|
* Rule Sets
|A popup will open. Clicking OK will delete the Connector and all objects under it.||* Export Environment|
* Rule Sets
|A popup will open. Clicking OK will delete the Environment and all objects under it.||* Export Environment|
* Rule Sets
|A popup will open. To delete the User has to be non-Admin.
Before version 6.0: Clicking OK will delete the Connector and all objects under it.
Version 6.0 and after. Only the User will be deleted.
|* Full Backup
* Export all Environments
Create a copy prior to performing the modification.
- Use a regular backup cadence (as described above).
Recommendation: Create a copy and then modify
This is a quick and easy way to make modifications on the engine.
- Copy the object to be modified.
- Edit the original.