To backup Immediate Insight configuration you will need to copy the following files to another system (after opening an SFTP or SCP connection to Immediate Insight, and logging in as user ‘insight’). These files are all located in the /home/insight/app/config directory;

  • agent-settings.conf
  • collectors.conf
  • filters.conf
  • ipRep.conf (if present)
  • license.lic (if you are using a licensed copy of Immediate Insight)
  • marshal-settings.conf
  • server-settings.conf
  • users.conf
  • wfTrack.conf (if present)

If you want a backup of any previously created Pinboards, you must also export those from the Immediate Insight GUI. Since Pinboards are user specific, login using the applicable GUI user account, the default GUI user account is ‘admin’. Here is the process for exporting the Pinboards;

  1. Login to the Immediate Insight GUI, then click the flag icon near the top right-hand corner & click ‘Manage Pinboards & Bookmarks’
    manage-pinboards
  2. Click ‘Share’, then Click ‘Copy All to Shareboard’
    Copy-to-shareboard
  3. From the Flag Icon, click ‘Share Configurations’
    Share-config
  4. Then click ‘Export’ after the Shareboard opens
    Shareboard-export
    This will download the file ‘Immediate-Insight-Configuration.ii’ to the computer you are using to browse to the GUI. Keep the file somewhere along with the .conf files you downloaded earlier.

To restore Immediate Insight Configuration follow these steps;
(Note: if you are deploying a replacement VM, you will first need to run the ‘install’ script from the VM console to assign an IP address. But if the original VM is still reachable via the CLI, you can skip this step)

  • Using SFTP or SCP, login to Immediate Insight as user ‘insight’
  • cd /home/insight/app/config
  • copy back over the previously saved files;
    • agent-settings.conf
    • collectors.conf
    • filters.conf
    • ipRep.conf (if present)
    • license.lic (if you are using a licensed copy of Immediate Insight)
    • marshal-settings.conf
    • server-settings.conf
    • users.conf
    • wfTrack.conf (if present)
  • from the Console type ‘sudo reboot’
  • next login to the GUI and restore the Pinboards
  • take the previously saved Immediate-Insight-Configuration.ii and Drag & Drop into DataFlow -> Import -> Import at Blobs
    Import-blob