Recommended backup strategy

Generally speaking, your environment should be backed up on a regularly scheduled basis. This is typically a standard operation, and we will discuss it in more detail towards the end of this section. In addition, occasional one-off backups may be needed. By considering the proposed backup strategy outlined here, you should be protected for the majority of cases and will be able to perform effective recovery, if needed.

The following table is a summary of the actions described in this section, as well as when and what type of backup to perform:


Backup schedule

Backup type

New installation

After installation




Before and/or after upgrading



Applying patches

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