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How to create a backup of the SolarWinds Orion database

SolarWinds Orion database is a MS SQL database. Create backups using an appropriate version of SQL Server Management Studio.

For more information, search for "back up a database" on the Microsoft TechNet web portal at, and consult the help for your SQL Server Management Studio version.

If you also use NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) and need to back up your NTA Flow Storage database, see Back up the NTA Flow Storage Database manually.