You can use parameters in the ppcd.properties file to configure EDB Ark to backup the console database hourly. If you do not wish to implement backups with the Ark backup script, you should maintain regular backups of your console database.All of the tables used by the Ark console are stored in the postgres database. You can use the Postgres or command to archive the console database and preserve that information. If necessary, you can then use the command to restore the console database.If the console application or application server should fail, the user and instance information will persist in the console database, and will be available when the console application restarts. If the virtual machine hosting the application and database fails, then all information about the console database and registered users will be lost. While user and instance information will be lost, user clusters will still be operational, but without support or management from the Ark console.