Generate recovery kit

The Recovery Kit is very useful if your Devolutions Server has to be restored or with a new instance. It is possible to Generate a local backup or use Azure Key Vault to store the backup. If a backup is already created with Azure Key Vault you can Download it.

To learn more about creating and managing an Azure Key Vault account, please consult the documentation on their official website.

Generate

  1. In the Devolutions Server Console, go to the Tools tab.
  2. Click on Generate.
    Generate
    Generate
  3. Select the Location;
    • Local
      • Export path: The destination folder where the Local backup will be saved
        Local
        Local
    • Azure Key Vault
      • URL: The URL to your Azure Key Vault
      • Tenant ID: The Tenant ID from your Azure AD
      • Client ID: The ID of your Azure Key Vault
      • Client secret: An application secret from your Azure AD
        Azure Key Vault
        Azure Key Vault
  4. Verify the Response File section.

    Checking the Include sensitive data option will include passwords for the database credentials only if it is an SQL database, otherwise no passwords can be saved.

  5. Enter the Password, then enter the same one in the Confirm Password field.

    If this password is lost, it will be impossible to use the backup.

  6. Click OK to save this configuration and create the backup.
  7. Click Close once the generation is done.
    Close button
    Close button

Download

  1. In the Devolutions Server Console, go to the Tools tab.
  2. Click on Download.
    Download
    Download
  3. The Filename field serves to choose the destination folder where the Azure Key Vault backup will be saved as well as naming said backup file.
    Recovery Kit - Download
    Recovery Kit - Download

    Clicking the ellipsis button in the Filename field opens a Save As dialog.

  4. Enter the correct information in the Azure Key Vault section;
    • URL: The URL to your Azure Key Vault
    • Tenant ID: The Tenant ID from your Azure AD
    • Client ID: The ID of your Azure Key Vault
    • Client secret: An application secret from your Azure AD
    • Secret name: The name of the application secret
  5. Click OK to download the specific backup zip file.