You should include all of the CCS server components in your backup strategy. For some components, it is easiest to re-create the installation of a failed component. For other components, you back up data and reinstall the component software. All of the certificates that the CCS components use must be backed up.
As part of your backup strategy, record the following information for every CCS component host:
Number of installed CPUs
CPU type and speed
Number and size of installed hard disks
Installed operating system version
The account used when you installed the component.
If the component hosts one of the CCS databases, you must also record the following:
The installed version of Microsoft SQL Server
The server edition
The root directory
The minimum memory that is assigned to the SQL Server
The security configuration
The number of allowed connections
SQL Server database settings
In addition, you must record the following information:
Root certificate password
The service account the Directory Service uses.
The service account the Application Server uses.
The following table describes the backup approach you should use for each component.
Table: Server component backup strategies
Back up the Certificate files and directory instance.