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How to Back Up the BAM Portal

[Unless specifically noted, the content in this topic applies to BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2.]

If you are using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), you must back up the BAM portal as part of backing up your BizTalk server. If you are not using BAM, this procedure is optional.

Certain portions of the backup process differ markedly depending on which version of Internet Information Services (IIS) you are backing up. IIS 6.0 permits you to back up the application pool configuration and web site configuration separately, and you can encrypt the configuration backup files using a password.

IIS 7.0 saves configuration settings for both the application pool and web site to a single file, applicationHost.config. The applicationHost.config file is not encrypted, but account passwords, if any, are encrypted in the file. Encryption is performed using the certificate from the computer you are backing up. This configuration cannot be restored to a computer other than the one from which it originated.

You cannot back up the BAM portal configuration using the IIS 7.0 Manager; you must use the Appcmd.exe command-line tool. For more information about Appcmd, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147497.

You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to perform this procedure.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. On the Run dialog, in the Open box, type the following: runas /user:computername\accountname cmd, and then click OK or press Enter.

    Accountname must be a member of the administrators group on the local computer.

  3. When prompted, type the password for accountname, and then press Enter.

  4. Type cd %windir%\system32\inetsrv, and then press Enter.

  5. Type appcmd add backup “backupname, and then press Enter.

    You do not have to enter a backup name. If not set, it will be autogenerated. An example of an autogenerated backup name is “20090224T123302.”

    To see a list of existing configuration backups, type appcmd list backup, and then press Enter. Backups created by the user are saved in the %windir%\system32\inetsrv\backup directory. To see a list of the backup options provided by appcmd.exe, type appcmd backup /?, and then press Enter.

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