I will let others chime in here as well, but a couple things to start with. Make sure your DB is backed up, the maps now live in the DB as well with 9.5. You will want to back up the reports folder on the file system and also you can run the Web Configuration Backup utility we ship with under Advanced Features
For more information about:
- creating a backup of your database, see the relevant sections in the "Moving your Orion NPM Database" technical reference.
- creating a backup of your web console configuration, see "Managing Orion Web Console Configurations" in the SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor Administrator Guide.
You will want to create a backup copy of your Reports folder (default location C:\Program Files\Solarwinds\Orion\Reports\) if you have created or customized any Orion reports.
As for APM, all scripts you have used, created, or customized are stored in the Orion database, but, if any of your APM scripts call other scripts or objects, you will need to consider creating backups of those as well to ensure full functionality.