That should be fine - it sounds simple but that's exactly how it's supposed to work
For a belt-and-braces approach, I would strongly suggest taking a full database backup after you take the ePO snapshot, and - since it's a VM - you could also snapshot the VM if you wished. (I'd recommend stopping the ePO services, taking a backup of the DB, then snapshotting the VM at that point so that you know that the VM and DB will be in sync.)
Thanks Joe. Will give it a shot and report back.
Adding some more information for your query...
Steps to Restore the snapshot.
- Take the Backup of the EPO DB after the snapshot process completion.
- Then Install SQL and restore the EPO DB ( with snapshot taken).
- Install the EPO 5.x, and enable the check box "Restore ePO from an Existing database snapshot" and it ask for keystore encryption password to proceed.
- This helps to avoid backing up the folders and moreover it restores back to previous working condition.
Additionally: Attached the document with screenshots for the steps to perform the snapshot process, as I have re-produced the issue in test environment internally.
Snapshot documents.zip 3.1 MB
Well well well McAfee..................
Impressive stuff. All done, took very little time all things considered, from taking ePO Snapshot, through template deployment (vsphere) to first login to ePO probably took about an hour. I now have a new-build 2008 R2 VM, with ePO 5.0.1 installed running exactly the same configuration as before. But a lot snappier which was exactly the result I was after.
I expected to have to tweak a load of settings and plumb in, for example, SMTP, LDAP creds, etc. but it appears to all be restored. I didn't even have to re-register EMM or MOVE SVAs which i fully expected to have to do.
Top marks for this new feature!
Couple more things to do, in my environment, install MRT server on new ePO VM, RSDSensor, couple of little things outside the scope of ePO installation\restoration.
Thank you both for your assistance.
How to backup the SnapShot port of database?
The snapshot is saved as part of the ePO database, so all you have to do is back up the ePO database as normal.