How to backup Management Console for Unix (MCU) previously known as Identity Manager for Unix (IMU) data ?
It is recommended to back up the database directory prior to an OS upgrade.
We recommend you backup the Management Console for Unix (MCU) previously known as Identity Manager for Unix (IMU) data periodically and before upgrading or any major changes to the console.
Here are the steps to perform the backup:
1 - Stop the service
a) Start | run and services.msc
b) Look for the following service: Quest One Management Console for Unix or Quest Identity Manager for Unix
c) Right click the service and select Stop
a) Log onto the machine as root user
b) Enter the following: /sbin/init.d/mcu_service stop
a) Click on Application folder
b) Click on Utilities
c) Click on Terminal.app
d) Enter in the following: launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.quest.mcu_service.plist
2 - Make a copy of the database files (all of the directories).
The location will be dependant on which operating system you installed on and whether it is MCU or IMU installed.
On Windows XP/2003 Server:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Quest Software\Management Console for Unix
On Windows 2008 Server/2012/Vista/7:
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Quest Software\Management Console for Unix
On Unix and Mac: /var/opt/quest/mcu
5 - After you have copied the data, restart the service
For more information read the MCU Admin Guide https://support.quest.com/technical-documents/DOC125773
If you are currently running Identity Manager for Unix 1.0 version also known as IMU 1.0 we highly recommend you upgrade to Quest One Management Console for Unix as we have identified several key areas of improvement with the product. At the time this was written the latest version is Management Console for Unix 2.5 which have been combined into a new offering called Privileged Access Suite for Unix available for download on the Support Portal | www.quest.com/support
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