Hi,

Backing up the K1100 is easy, the K2100 not so much. If I want to backup WIM's and K-Images, as well as pre and post installation tasks is that something I need to do manually. The only option I can find is off-board package transfer but that's just xml and pkg files. What does that include? Looks like that might do my pre and post installation tasks, yes?

 

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Yes, you would need to manually back up your resources via the Package Management > Export K2000 Packages screen. Here's my notes on this:

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Access exported K2100 packages via:

\\ikbox\restore

u/p:    admin/admin  (defaults)
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Settings & Maintenance - Package Management - Export List

- color meanings
    * white - available for export
    * green - exported, most current version backed up
    * yellow - newer version available to backup

- note that resources in green can *not* be backed up again
    * in order to back up again, have to hit Save on resource's page to increment version number
    * can also call support and ask them to reset

- unlike K1000, there is no "restore all" backup, just individual packages
    * as such, plan to backup invidual packages manually as deemed necessary
    * this is done to prevent huge backups

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Just FYI, although there is an option to backup the database, (per KACE support) it is not possible to recover from the database package.  To deal with this shortcoming, I personally screenshot all of my Control Panel screens so getting the info back in should be fairly easy should the need arise.

Last thing, here's a good tool to use for making sense of the exported packages:

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/k-series-package-export-report

Hope that helps!

John

Answered 06/19/2012 by: jverbosk
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  • Remember to watch your disk space when exporting packages, If you have a lot of data on the kace box do not export everything at the same time.
  • Thanks guys.
  • I started storing my wim's on our windows servers sans so they then get backed up by the server crew. It also frees up a lot of space on the kbox
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