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When Backing up the Database?

Created: 02 May 2013 • Updated: 03 May 2013 | 4 comments
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 We back up the SEPM database weekly. When we back this up does it include the policies and unshared policies for each group we have in the management console. I'm thinking if it's the database then that includes everything. If we ever have to restore the database for any reason then everything configured in the manager console should be there? So there is no need to export a policy as a back up method when we back up the database?

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.Brian's picture

Yes, all of these will be included in the backup of the database.

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SameerU's picture


When you backup of the database it includes the groups and policies



W007's picture

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager database contains all important data like policies, information on your clients, settings, logs, etc.


Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager database backup and restore explained

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AravindKM's picture

Yes, when you backup the database it includes everythings--nformation on your clients, settings, logs, etc.


But remember that if you want to resotore something you have to restoer the whole thing. In the occcations like you are modifying a policy, it is better to have backup for the policy.


Note: In case of disaster you may need certificate backup along with database backup to restore the server.

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