The Plixer Scrutinizer file system includes utilities that automate the process of creating or restoring system backups.
These utilities are recommended for most long-term backup scenarios, because they include all database configuration and historical data for a Plixer Scrutinizer instance. Native snapshots may still be used as a short-term recovery option when there is no need to store the data, e.g., when upgrading the instance.
For Plixer Scrutinizer instances deployed on AWS, backups should be created and/or restored using native AWS functionality.
These utilities allow several types of backup and restore operations to be performed by the user.