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 Tenable.sc data:

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the command line interface (CLI).

  2. Stop Tenable.sc, as described in Start, Stop, or Restart Tenable.sc.

    Tenable.sc stops.

  3. In the CLI in Tenable.sc, run the following command to view all running processes:

    # ps -fu tns
  4. 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 Tenable.sc.

  5. If necessary, repeat step 4 to confirm all processes are stopped.

  6. 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.sc creates the backup file.

  7. Run the following command to confirm the backup file is not corrupted:

    # tar -tvf sc_backup.tar.gz
  8. Move the backup file to a secure location.
  9. Start Tenable.sc, as described in Start, Stop, or Restart Tenable.sc.

    Tenable.sc starts.

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