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:


Access exported K2100 packages via:


u/p:    admin/admin  (defaults)

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


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:


Hope that helps!


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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