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Backup Appliance

Regular backups of the Tenable Appliance data help to ensure redundancy and data recovery in the event of system failure.

To back up the entire appliance configuration, including Tenable application specific data, choose “Whole Appliance” from the drop-down. Other options include “System Configuration” and application specific backups. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you select “Download Backup” to save the .tar archive to a secondary storage device for data recovery. The drop-down next to “Download Backup” contains a list of all backups that are available on the appliance and their size:

Choose “Restore Backup” to restore a backup file from the locally available backup files. If the backup file is large, it may be split into smaller “chunks” to be uploaded in parts. The backup file may be split with any standard tool to perform such a process. When initially choosing the backup file to upload, select the first part of the split backup files. After that upload is complete, the confirmation window will prompt for the next part of the backup file to be uploaded or to begin restoring the backup if all of the file parts are uploaded.

Choose “Delete Backup” to remove previously saved backups.

The backup process occurs in the background after a confirmation window opens with a warning that running services will be stopped before the backup begins. After several minutes, refresh the browser window to see the newly generated backup.

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