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Tasks to perform after you create an ArcGIS Data Store

The following are additional configuration tasks to perform after you install ArcGIS Data Store and create a data store:

Define a backup location

The data you keep in your data stores is likely important to your organization. As such, you should create backups of it.

ArcGIS Data Store automatically generates backup files for relational and tile cache data stores. The default location for the relational data store and tile cache data store (primary-standby mode) backup files is on the same machine as ArcGIS Data Store. Manually move these files to a different machine to secure them in the event of a data store failure, or set up a shared network location or (for the tile cache data store) a cloud storage location, and configure ArcGIS Data Store to write the backup files to that location.

There is no default backup location for the other data store types implemented through ArcGIS Data Store. You must register a backup location on a shared network directory or in a cloud storage location before backups can be created for these data stores.

See Manage ArcGIS Data Store backups for instructions.

Set the hosting server

Each type of ArcGIS Data Store contains data that populates different types of hosted layers in ArcGIS Enterprise. That means the GIS Server site with which you register ArcGIS Data Store must be set as your portal's hosting server. If you have not already federated your GIS Server site with your organization and configured it as the ArcGIS Enterprise portal's hosting server, do so now.

Additional optional ArcGIS Data Store configuration tasks

Depending on your organization's requirements, you may need to perform the following additional configuration steps when setting up a data store.

Add a data store machine

Different data store types support different configuration modes that offer either high availability or scalability. See Add machines to a data store for instructions.

Replace the self-signed certificate

ArcGIS Data Store comes with a self-signed certificate to communicate between data store machines, between the hosting server and data store machines, and with the Data Store Configuration wizard. If your organization requires these communications be secured through an SSL certificate verified and signed by a certifying authority (CA) or one generated for your domain, replace the self-signed certificates on each data store machine.

Take control of relational data store accounts

Relational data store passwords are randomly generated when you install ArcGIS Data Store. If your site requires you to set your own passwords, change the passwords using the changepassword utility.

Related configuration to complete

ArcGIS Data Store is one part of your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment. It stores data output from tasks you perform in the portal and other ArcGIS clients and apps. Depending on which data store (or stores) you create, you may need to configure additional ArcGIS components. See Apps and functionality that require ArcGIS Data Store for information about ArcGIS components that rely on each type of ArcGIS Data Store.

Begin using your portal

Organization members do not interact directly with ArcGIS Data Store; functionality and apps used by members write to and read from the data stores.

See Apps and functionality that require ArcGIS Data Store for information about what each data store type allows organization members to do.