This wizard help you back up or restore the encryption key used to encrypt sensitive Operations Manager data such as RunAs account information. This will make it possible for you to continue operations with data restored from backups in case of disaster. The key can also be used to promote a management server to be a root management server.

SecureStorageBackup is a command-line tool used to back up and restore encryption keys on the Root Management Server. This tool is located in the SupportTools folder on the installation media. You must install this tool to be able to back up and restore the encryption keys.

The following command-line options are required:

To back up and restore encryption keys

  1. Log on to the computer hosting the Root Management Server with an account that is a member of the Administrators group.

  2. On the Windows desktop, click Start, and then click Run.

  3. In the Run dialog box, type cmd, and then click OK.

  4. At the command prompt, type cd\<path to Operations Manager>, and then press ENTER.

  5. To back up the encryption keys, do the following:

    1. Type SecureStorageBackupBackup Backup <BackupFile>, and then press ENTER

    2. At the Please enter the password to use for storage/retrieval prompt, type a password that is at least eight characters long, and then press ENTER.

    3. At the Please re-enter your password prompt, type the same password, and then press ENTER.

  6. To restore the encryption keys, do the following:

    1. Type SecureStorageBackup Restore <BackupFile>, and then press ENTER.

    2. At the Please enter the password to use for storage/retrieval prompt, type the password, and then press ENTER.