We were using ITSI 4.3.1. as it had some issues, we decided to uninstall & freshly install 4.7.2.
We took backup of current configuration using "create backup job" on ITSI GUI. And, I verified that, we had backup jobs stored on /var/itsi/backups directory on respective search head server.
However, after installing 4.7.2 i can't see any backup jobs available on respective directory. it got overwritten by 4.7.2 backups as below.
[root@server backups]# pwd
[root@server backups]# ls
Is there any way to retrieve full & partial backups which we took on earlier version (4.3.2) as we had all our services, KPI's there and we don't have any other backups taken for same ?
Thanks in advance for your support.
ITSI default backups do rotate,
- in older versions the last one was overwritten
- since 4.3 and later, the last 7 are kept. and the file name changed too include the date.
The backups you have seems to be in the new format.
I do not know why the older ones are gone, is it a bug, did you clean up the folder during the reinstall ?
if you wiped the kvstore, it's possible that the record of the backups was lost, and the old files cleaned up ?