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 command line interface (CLI).
Tenable.sc, as described in Start, Stop, or Restart Tenable.sc. Tenable.scstops.
In the CLI in
Tenable.sc, 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 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.