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Why create a backup of the Orion database?

SolarWinds recommends creating a backup of your database before any operation that requires the Installation or Configuration Wizards. These operations include the following:

  • Orion product hotfix and service pack updates
  • New Orion module installations
  • Database migrations or reconfigurations

For more information, see Best practices and troubleshooting for the SolarWinds Orion database.