Important backup consideration for Websphere Process Server V7
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I would like to share with you important information on the backup and disaster recovery policy considerations for Websphere Process Server (WPS) starting from version 7. IBM Installation Manager does not support the import feature for Websphere Process Server, since this product is managed by IBM Installation manager already.
Please note that shared files and the Installation Manager repository contain meta-information required for software management operations (such as update, install, uninstall, modify, etc.). If you ever have damage or loss of this data, due to hardware outage for example, this might lead to a situation where you can't install a fix pack or remove some packages from your Websphere Process Server installation. Therefore it is absolutely mandatory to include these files in your backup strategy and ensure that you always have a backup copy of these files for every node in your environment, since the installation repository is saved separately for each server locally.
For more details and to find the files that you need to backup, see Back up IBM Installation Manager agent data and shared files for Disaster Recovery.
Please ensure these files are included in the backup policy of your environment.
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