Back Up Tenable Nessus Agent

Using Tenable Nessus Agent CLI Commands , you can back up your Tenable Nessus Agent to restore it later on any system, even if it is a different operating system. When you back up Tenable Nessus Agent, your settings are preserved. Tenable Nessus Agent does not back up scan results.

Note: If you perform a cross-platform backup and restore between Linux and Windows systems, after you restore Tenable Nessus Agent, you must reconfigure any Tenable Nessus Agent configurations that use schedules (for example, scan schedules). Schedules do not transfer correctly across these platforms because the operating systems use different timezone names.

To back up Tenable Nessus Agent:

  1. Access Tenable Nessus Agent from a command terminal.
  2. Create the Tenable Nessus Agent backup file:

    > nessuscli backup --create <backup_filename>

    Tenable Nessus Agent creates the backup file in the following directory:

    • Linux: /opt/nessus_agent/var/nessus
    • Windows: C:\ProgramData\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessus\
    • Mac: /Library/NessusAgent/run/var/nessus/

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