Restoring the database

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Restoring the database

If the database gets corrupted or you need to perform disaster recovery, you can restore the database. To restore the database, you must first have backed it up.

See Backing up the database and logs.

You must restore the database using the same version of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager that you used to back up the database. You can restore the database on the same computer on which it was installed originally or on a different computer.

The database restore might take several minutes to complete.

To restore the database

  1. Stop the management server service.

    See Stopping and starting the management server service.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs > Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager > Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Tools > Database Back Up and Restore.

  3. In the Database Back Up and Restore dialog box, click Restore.

  4. Click Yes to confirm the database restoration.

  5. In the Restore Site dialog box, select the backup database file, and then click OK.

    Locate the copy of the backup database file that you made when you backed up the database. By default, the backup database file is named

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Exit.

  8. Restart the management server service.

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