Preparing for disaster recovery
|Article:HOWTO55106|||||Created: 2011-06-29|||||Updated: 2011-12-16|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55106|
In case of hardware failure or database corruption, you should prepare for disaster recovery by backing up the information that is collected while you installed Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You then copy these files to another computer.
Table: High-level steps to prepare for disaster recovery
Back up the database.
Back up the database regularly, preferably weekly.
The database backup folder is saved to Drive:
The backup file is called date_timestamp.zip.
Back up the disaster recovery file.
The recovery file includes the encryption password, keystore files domain ID, certificate files, license files, and port numbers.
After you install the management server, copy the compressed recovery file to another computer. By default, the file is located in the following directory:
Save the IP address and host name of the management server to a text file (optional).
If you have a catastrophic hardware failure, you must reinstall the management server using the IP address and host name of the original management server.
Add the IP address and host name to a text file that is called
Copy the files you backed up in the previous steps to another computer.
Copy the backed up files to a computer in a secure location.
See the knowledge base article called Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
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