Backup and restore
IBM® Security Guardium® Key Lifecycle Manager provides cross-platform backup and restore functions to protect IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager critical information. You can create cross-platform compatible backups and restore the same across operating systems. For example, backups on a Linux® system can be restored on a Windows system, and vice versa.
Use IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager to protect data with these functions:
- A backup is a secondary copy of active production information
that is used when a recovery copy is needed to get a user back to
work. When a disaster occurs, a backup can get the business up and
running again. Since backups are focused on constantly changing business
information, they are short-term and often overwritten. You might
maintain copies of backup files on a secure computer at a geographically
Depending on your site requirements, you can maintain a replica computer that provides another Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager server, including a backup of critical data. The replica computer enables quick recovery at times when the primary Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager server is not available.
- A restore returns the Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager server to a known state, by using backed-up production data, such as the IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager keystore and other critical information. You must restore the entire backup data. You cannot do a partial restore of data. IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager does not serve keys during the restore process.