Copy, back up, restore feature and transactions
The copy, back up, and restore features are available to you after you log on to the SAP server and run the following transaction:
Copy, backup, and restore operations allow you to copy, backup, and restore the IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration data.
Use this feature to select from the following functions and to save the IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration data:
Use this feature to copy the IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration settings from one SAP server to another SAP server. For example, you might want to copy the IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration settings from agent a1 to SAP server instance SAP2. This agent runs on system m1 and is configured for SAP server instance SAP 1. All the IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration settings, except the SAP server instance monitoring settings are copied to the target SAP system. You implement the copy feature by using either the command line utility or the SAP GUI.
You can store agent-specific configurations that you completed on the SAP server by taking a backup of the system. Use this feature to save IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring specific configuration settings on the SAP system. You use the
/IBMMON/ITM_CONFIGtransaction to enter the settings. The backup file is stored in the work directory on the SAP server to the following path:
Use this feature to restore IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration data on the SAP server from the work directory. You can restore the IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration data on the same SAP server where you completed the backup procedure of this configuration data or another SAP server. You can restore IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring configuration data to specific SAP and IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring tables. Configuration files are stored with a date and time stamp so you can select the point to which you want to restore your files.
Agent-specific configurations include configuration settings in the
/IBMMON/ITM_CONFIG transaction in SAP. You can complete the following configuration procedures:
- Sample the frequency for alerts
- Enable specific alerts
- Store log file names
- Manage group definitions
- Select monitor sets and monitors
- Select SAP instances for monitoring purposes