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SEP Database backup and failure recovery

Created: 03 Aug 2013 | 5 comments

Can anyone tell me about SEP Database backup and failure recovery. On what period the backup was taken and what are methods. Can it possible to take backup online and periodically on remote databse/server. How the failure to SEPM can be recovered. What state of syatem/application DB needs to be protected and Backuped for futured recovery.

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_Brian's picture

You definitely want to setup a backup schedule, preferably once a week. Once you schedule it, it will do the rest and backup all th necessary files.

How to schedule Backups For SQL or an Embedded database in Symantec Endpoint Protection

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102836

Preparing for and Recovering from Disaster with Symantec Endpoint Protection

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105658

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH160736

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi Santosh,

Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

I would be glad to answer your query.

Following article should answer your all queries.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/how-manage-sepm-121-database

Q.On what period the backup was taken and what are methods.

--> SEPM database maintenance runs only at midnight. From the Admin page we've got the Back Up Database Now option and from the Start Menu > SEPM Tools, we can back up the database from there too.

Q.Can it possible to take backup online and periodically on remote databse/server.

--> We can see the backup path. This isn't editable. This is the only location where the backup is stored, so you need to make sure that's the location that's being backed up and taken offsite. You can choose the number of backups to keep in this location. We can back up logs as well if you wish, that will obviously make the backup larger, and we have the Schedule Settings.

To back up an embedded database from the SEPM console, in the SEPM console, click Admin. On the Admin page, click Servers and under View, click the icon that represents the embedded database.

Under Tasks, click Edit Backup Settings.

In the Backup Settings for Local Site dialog box, mark the Schedule Backups checkbox and specify the backup schedule.

The backup is placed in a zip file labeled with the date on which the backup occurs.

Q. How the failure to SEPM can be recovered.

Article: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH160736 

Q. What state of syatem/application DB needs to be protected and Backuped for futured recovery.

--> By default, SEPM database maintenance runs only at midnight and it will not run when the SEPM service is restarted.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager: How is Database Maintenance scheduled?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH95880 

Best Practices to Backing up a Microsoft SQL Database on Demand from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96409

 

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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kishorilal1986's picture

Hi Santosh,

You can take cold backup or automated Backup, this will help you during disaster. dont fogot to take manual backup of some keystore and other important files from installation.

Chetan Savade's picture

Hello Santosh,

Is there any update on this?

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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