About database backup
|Article:HOWTO27488|||||Created: 2010-01-08|||||Updated: 2010-01-20|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27488|
Because the size of a database increases over time, you need to regularly back up the database. Backing up databases and removing unused space from databases is a necessary step in the maintenance of a production database.
If a disaster occurs, such as data corruption or hardware failure, you can restore the latest snapshot of the database. To get a clean copy of the database, you must revert to the point before the problem occurred. Some data may need to be reentered into the database during the recovery process. However, the main structure and a majority of the data is retained by using a recent backup.
You can back up the database from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console or by using the Symantec Database Backup and Restore utility. The Symantec Database Backup and Restore utility is automatically installed during the installation.
You can back up in the following ways:
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