Pause or Resume a Scan

You can pause scans that you want to stop temporarily. When you pause a scan, Tenable Nessus pauses all active scan tasks for that scan. Paused scans do no consume scanner resources.

You can also resume a scan that you previously paused. When you resume a scan, Tenable Nessus starts the scan tasks from the point at which you paused the scan.

Note: You cannot pause or resume web application or attack surface discovery scans.

If you want to stop and terminate a scan, see Stop a Running Scan.

To pause or resume a scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the scans table, in the row of the scan you want to pause or resume, do one of the following:

    • To pause the scan, click the button.

    • To resume the scan, click the button.

    Depending on the button you click, Tenable Nessus pauses or resumes the scan.