The system administrator schedules backups of the Identity Appliance single sign-on server on a regular basis.

A best practice is to back up your Identity Appliance, vCloud Automation Center Appliance, and databases at the same time.

In addition, back up the Identity Appliance in the following cases.

You change the configuration.

You add or delete a tenant.

You create, delete, or modify an identity store.

You can use several methods to create backups.

The vSphere Export function

Cloning

VMware vSphere Data Protection, to create backups of the entire appliance.

vSphere Replication, to replicate the virtual appliance to another site.

VMware Recovery Manager, to enable high availability by backing up the appliance to a different data center.