Perform a Backup
Required User Role: Root user
For more information about the backup and restore process, see Backup and Restore.
To perform a backup of
Log in to Tenable.sc via the CLI.
Tenable.sc, as described in Start, Stop, or Restart Tenable.sc. Tenable.scstops.
Run the following command to view all running processes:# ps -fu tns
- If any processes are listed, run the following commands to stop them:# killall -u tns# killall httpd
Note: These commands stop all jobs (including scans) running on
If necessary, repeat step 4 to confirm all processes are stopped.
Run the following command to create a .tar file for your /opt/sc directory:# tar -pzcf sc_backup.tar.gz /opt/sc
Note: The.tar file switches are case-sensitive.
Tenable.sccreates the backup file.
Run the following command to confirm the backup file is not corrupted:# tar -tvf sc_backup.tar.gz
- Move the backup file to a secure location.
Tenable.sc, as described in Start, Stop, or Restart Tenable.sc. Tenable.scstarts.
What to do next:
- (Optional) Restore the backup file, as described in Restore a Backup.