Plan For Data Recovery

Planning for data recovery means always having up-to-date backup files for important information to call up and restore quickly when the need arises.

Key Files
  • The .IHC file contains all configuration information.
  • The *.IHA file is the current online archive files.

The .IHC file is automatically backed up when, and only when, you back up the current archive .IHA file. The .IHC uses the following naming convention: ComputerName_Config-Backup.ihc

By default, the .IHC backup path is the same as the archives path. If the default backup path is different than the archives path, the .IHC file is copied to the backup folder with the standard .IHC naming convention ComputerName_Config.ihc

Restoring the IHC file restores the system configuration (tag, archive, and collector configuration) to the state it was in before the event occurred. If you restore the archive file (IHA) along with the configuration file (IHC), you can quickly pick up where you left off when the event occurred with minimum loss of data.