About scheduled backups

To back up your Spectrum Technology Platform server, you need to create a backup copy of the server's configuration database. The configuration database contains your security settings, dataflows, service options, data resource definitions, snapshots, and various configuration settings. If you were to lose your server due to a system failure or other disaster, you could use the backup of the configuration database to restore your configuration to another Spectrum Technology Platform server.

Important: Schedule backups to occur when there is little or no activity on the Spectrum Technology Platform server. While the backup is in progress, calls to services may time out and jobs may fail to run successfully.