The KACE System Deployment Appliance (KACE SDA) backup is a granular process; each item needs to be chosen to be exported.
However, when exporting a Scripted Install or Image, it will include all things needed for that deployment. For example, if exporting a System Image, the SDA will export the image files and any pre-install, mid-level, or post-installation tasks that are included in the deployment and bundle them into one package.
It is recommended to backup all files and copy them to a location other than the SDA for disaster recovery purposes.
There are two steps needed to backup items from the SDA.
Step 1 - Exporting the files
The recommended way is to schedule the exports to happen automatically, but it is possible to export items manually also.
Scheduling the exports
Note: Any item that has been exported will not be exported again until a change has been made to it and causes the version number of that item to increment. At a glance, the color coding will tell you if an item has been backed up on the current version, a previous version, or not at all.
Note: Exporting files can take up a large amount of disk space. It is a good idea to export small groups of items, then move them out of the \\
Step 2 - Offboarding the files to another location
The recommended way is to schedule the packages to be copied off automatically.
Schedule the file copy process
Note: Exporting files can take some time, especially if you are exporting large items or a large amount of items. Make sure to leave time for the export to finish before scheduling the offboarding process.
Manually copy the files