xcopy /e /c /y "C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\DB\*.*" Z:\EPO_BACKUP\DB_FOLDER\
xcopy /e /c /y "C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Server\Extensions\*.*" Z:\EPO_BACKUP\Extensions\
xcopy /e /c /y "C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Server\Conf\Catalina\*.*" Z:\EPO_BACKUP\Catalina\
xcopy /e /c /y "C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Server\Keystore\*.*" Z:\EPO_BACKUP\Keystore\
as mentioned in this thread and in the KB's, these are the four directories that need to be backed up.
I'm wondering if we could we simply backup the whole "C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\" folder (plus the SQL database) ?
Then, if a restore is needed, we could simply delete the "C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\" and replace it by the backuped version.
I guess the goal in backing up only these four folders is to reduce the amount of data to copy, but it would not be harmful to backup/restore the whole "ePolicy Orchestrator" folder, right ?
hello to everybody.
The described restore-procedure you will find in the mcafee KB maybe will work fine, if you do not change the Servername.
You may backup the whole ePO folder, but for restore i would only consider to restore the needed directories to be sure.
If you will do a restore to a different server(name) - maybe these hints could help you to get through it.
In my Situation, I had to do a lot things more, to get it working. Maybe these "hints" could help anybody out:
1. KB66616 - ePO 4.5 server backup and disaster recovery procedure
1.1 Restore your SQL-Dum with SQL-Management Studio Express (for Example), be sure to Change the restore path/database-name, if there is a difference
(in my case, the source-db was in ...\MSSQL.2 and the new installation was in ...\MSSQL.3
2. KB66620 - ERROR: Failed to get server key information (issue: ePO Server renamed)
3. Search for the textstring wich is adequate to the old servername in your ePO installation-directory
(in my case, many *.ini files showed the old servername)
4. KB70046 - No packages are listed in Master Repository when navigating there in ePO 4.5 console
5. Take a look into your "security"-keys - no old entries (servername) should be present
6. KB53736 - Rebuilding Catalog.z for the ePO 4.0 / 4.5 Master Repository
Redeploy your agents and be sure, they will use your new server as agent-handler!
Wait until all clients changed from the old agenthandler to the new one.
... so in my case i spent nearly 5 hours for the recovery (to a new server). That's not quite amazing - but maybe i was just "unlucky" 😉