Backup and restore

Backing up your Access Gateway appliances and configurations is a proactive safeguard against data loss, down-time, and other unwanted negative impacts to your business. There are two primary methods of backing up Access Gateway appliances and configurations, and we highly suggest implementing both.

Virtual environment-based backups

Image-based backups are created using the built-in snapshot functionality found in VMware, VirtualBox, and other hypervisor products. The benefit of image-based backups is that the entire Access Gateway appliance and virtual machine is backed up.

Access Gateway-based backup and restore

Access Gateway supports backup of instance state including:

  • Okta tenant (IDP) - Configuration associated with your tenant
  • Applications - All application configuration and associated information
  • Data stores- All auxiliary data store information
  • Logging configuration