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KACE Systems Management Appliance 11.0 Common Documents - KACE Express Quick Start Guide

About KACE Express Requirements for running KACE Express Installing the KACE Express virtual appliance Configuring the KACE Express virtual appliance Provisioning Agents to enable device management Using KACE Express for systems management Transitioning from KACE Express to the full appliance Support options for KACE Express Appendixes About us Legal notices

Back up the KACE Express appliance manually

Back up the KACE Express appliance manually

You can back up appliance manually any time. In addition, you should manually back up the appliance before you install appliance updates or perform upgrades.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section and display the Control Panel.
3.
Click Backup Settings to display the Backup Settings page.
4.
At the bottom of the page, click Run Now, then click Yes to confirm.

When the backup is complete, the Logs page appears.

Download backup files from the Administrator Console

Download backup files from the Administrator Console

For a greater level of recoverability, you can download backup files from the Administrator Console and save them to a different location.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section and display the Control Panel.
3.
Click Backup Settings to display the Backup Settings page.
4.
In the Backups section download a matched pair of Differential and Base backup files:
a.
Click the name of a backup file with incr in the filename. For example: <date>_k1_incr_<version>.tgz.
c.
Click the name of a backup file with base in the filename. For example <date>_k1_base_<version>.tgz.

Restore appliance settings

Restore appliance settings

You use backup files to restore your appliance configuration in the event of a data loss or to preserve settings during an upgrade or migration to new hardware.

KACE Express offers three approaches to restoring settings:

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section and display the Control Panel.
3.
Click Backup Settings to display the Backup Settings page.
1.
In the Backups section, select the most recent database and appliance backup files.
2.
Click Restore from Backup, then click Yes to confirm.
1.
In the Uploads section, under the Differential heading, click Browse or Choose File, to locate the Differential file you want to upload.
2.
In the Uploads section, under the Base heading, click Browse or Choose File, to locate the matching Base file you want to upload.
3.
Click Upload Files.
4.
In the Backups section, select the backup files you just uploaded.
5.
Click Restore from Backup, then click Yes to confirm.
1.
At the bottom of the page, click Reset to Factory Settings, then click Yes to confirm.

Updating the KACE Express software, or rebooting the appliance

Updating the KACE Express software, or rebooting the appliance

You can check for and install appliance software updates. When you update the appliance, your custom configurations are preserved.

In other instances, you might need to reboot or shut down the appliance from time to time when troubleshooting or performing maintenance tasks.

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