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 CLI.

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

    Tenable.sc stops.

  3. 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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