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Pause or Resume a Scan

Required User Role: Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Scan Permissions: Can Control

You can pause scans that you want to temporarily stop. When you pause a scan, Tenable.io pauses all active tasks for that scan. The paused tasks continue to fill the task capacity of the scanner that the tasks were assigned to. Tenable.io does not dispatch new tasks from a paused scan job. If the scan remains in a paused state for more than 14 days, the scan times out. Tenable.io terminates the related tasks on the scanner and categorizes the scan as aborted.

You can resume scans that you previously paused. When you resume a scan, Tenable.io instructs the scanner to start the tasks from the point at which the scan was paused. If Tenable.io encounters problems when resuming the scan, the scan fails, and Tenable.io categorizes the scan as aborted.

To pause a scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. (Optional) In the left navigation bar, click a different folder.
  3. In the scans table, next to a running scan, click the button to pause the scan.

    Tenable.io pauses the scan.

To resume a scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. (Optional) In the left navigation bar, click a different folder.
  3. In the scans table, next to a paused scan, click the launch button to resume the scan.

    Tenable.io resumes the scan from the point at which it was paused.

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