How to schedule a backup on the Symantec Messaging Gateway.

Article:TECH156284  |  Created: 2011-03-23  |  Updated: 2011-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH156284
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



 

 How to schedule a backup on the Symantec Messaging Gateway.


Solution



 Symantec Brightmail Gateway contains a backup program and scheduler in the Control Center. Use these features to back up of various types of Symantec

Brightmail Gateway data. Restore backup data on the Restore/Download tab of the Host Version page.

To schedule backups

1/ In the Control Center, click Administration > Hosts > Version.

2/ On the Backup tab, click Add. The Add Scheduled Backup page appears.

3/ Under Backup description, type a description of the scheduled backup.

4/ Under Backup Data, choose from among the following backup types:

Full Backup

Backs up the complete database, as well as Suspect Virus Quarantine messages and content filtering messages that are stored on disk.

Backup only Configuration and Incidents

Backs up all configuration data in the database, as well as content filtering data and content filtering messages that are stored on disk.

Backup only Configuration Incidents,Logs and Reports;

Backs up all configuration, incident, report, and log data in the database; as well as content filtering messages that are stored on disk.

5/ Under Backup Schedule, define the time and frequency to run the backup.

6/ Under Backup To; specify whether to store backups on the local server or on a remote host using FTP.

The following shows sample values for specifying a remote backup through

FTP:

Domain host.symantecs.org (or 192.168.2.42)

Port 21

Path /home/username/backups

7/ If backing up on the local server, indicate how many backup versions to keep. The default is 3.

There is only a need to specify the number of backup versions that are retained when files are stored locally. When backup data is being stored at a remote location it is necessary to supply the necessary information for FTP transfer. It is also necessary to provide user authentication information when required by the remote location.

8/ Click Save.




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