Backup and Restore

Tenable recommends performing regular backups of the Tenable.sc data in your /opt/sc directory. When you restore a backup, the file overwrites the content in your /opt/sc directory.

Note the following limitations:

  • You must restore a backup file to a Tenable.sc running the same version. For example, you cannot restore a backup file created on version 5.17.0 to a Tenable.sc running version 5.18.0.
  • You must restore a backup file to the same Tenable.sc where you created the backup file. The hostname associated with the backup file must match the hostname on the receiving Tenable.sc. For example, you cannot restore a backup file created on a Tenable.sc with the hostname Example1 to a Tenable.sc with the hostname Example2.

For more information, see Perform a Backup and Restore a Backup.

Automatic Backups

Tenable.sc performs automatic nightly backups of the following databases:

  • /opt/sc/application.db

  • /opt/sc/plugins.db

  • /opt/sc/jobqueue.db

  • /opt/sc/remediationHierarchy.db

  • /opt/sc/orgs/<orgID>/organization.db (for each organization in your Tenable.sc)

  • /opt/sc/orgs/<orgID>/assets.db (for each organization in your Tenable.sc)

Tenable.sc stores backups in the same directory as the database.