we need to rebuild the Solarwinds application server from scratch. Do you know if all the Solarwinds data and configuration is held on the backend SQL server?
The majority of perfmon history, configuration and integration data is stored in the database. As @saschg mentioned, you should be fine, and can test it on another machine if you'd like first. Download the current eval in a VM, restore the DB from a backup and follow the migration of "clean reinstall" guide. That will let you test in a sandbox before you migrate.
There are a few settings like the log configurator that are local in config files, but unless you've been tuning at a low level, you'll be getting re-optimized default settings anyway with a clean install.
Of course. You're basically doing a server migration, note @silverbacksays steps on releasing licenses on the existing machine first.
Let me know if that's what you need. 🙏
As @saschg states, so long as you have the Orion database backed up, and in a good state, you'll be good. Main points to remember:
Most data and settings are stored in the DB.
I suggest to have a look at the migration docs here:
Please do not forget to release the license on your old system. It even works while being offline, steps are here at task 2.3:
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