Restoring data on the standby site

Use the instructions in this topic to restore your data on the standby site when a disaster occurs.


When you restore data, expect some downtime, which will depend on the size of your data. 

Before you begin

Make sure that you have configured disaster recovery. For configuration steps, see Configuring disaster recovery.

Make sure you restore BMC Discovery data.
For more information, see "To failover to the secondary cluster" section in the Creating a disaster recovery cluster for Discovery Open link topic in the BMC Discovery documentation.

To scale up the standby site

If you had scaled down the application pods on your standby site, perform the following steps to scale it up:

  1. Go to helix-on-prem-deployment-manager/utilities/disaster-recovery/dr-scale
  2. Run the following command:

     ./  up 

To restore data on the standby site 

  1. Go to /helix-on-prem-deployment-manager/utilities/disaster-recovery/dr-configs. 
  2. In the disaster-recovery.config file, specify the values of the following parameters: 





    Specify the name of the bucket used to back up data on MinIO. 



    Specify the name of the site from where you want to restore data.   



    Specify the namespace where you have installed BMC Helix IT Operations Management. 


  3. To restore data, run the following command: 

    ./ restore 

    After the standby site is operational: 

    • You can fix your production site and then fail back to it. 
    • You can make your standby site your new production site. 
  4. After data restoration, if Victoria Metrics restarts it restores the older data. To prevent such unintended data restorations, run the following commands:

    export FORCE_DISABLE_VM=1
    ./ disable victoriametrics

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