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NAS Platform Series 5000 Hardware Reference

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A system backup preserves two critical components of information:

  • SMU configuration
  • Server configuration

The backup form for an embedded SMU is different than one from an external SMU. Depending on the replacement scenario severity, different limitations might exist for the system recovery.

Important: It is assumed that customers are frequently establishing backups somewhere safely off the platform for recovery purposes. If there is no backup, and the system to be replaced is nonfunctional, a manual recovery process is required to re-establish a functional system. The duration of this manual recovery is directly related to the complexity of the original configuration. All data and file systems are preserved independent of a backup.