AnswerDISCLAIMER: GFI recommends keeping a backup of the product configuration data. In case of data loss, GFI will not be able to recover your configuration if a backup is not available. If using backup software to back up data, it is required to stop the GFI EndPointSecurity service before the backup starts and to start the service again once the backup is complete. Not stopping the service during a backup by third party backup software may cause GFI EndPointSecurity to malfunction.
Backing up the configuration
Option 1: Using the Import and Export Configurations Wizard
- Open the GFI EndPointSecurity console and go to File > Import and export configurations…
- Select the Export the desired configurations to file option and click Next
- Select the location where the file will be saved and click Next
- Select the configuration options you would like to export and click Next
- Once complete, an .esecbkp file will be created in the location specified. Make a backup of this file.
The following settings can be exported using the Import and Export Configuration Wizard:
- Security Settings
- File Control
- Logging and Alerting
- Alerting Options
- Database Options
- Custom Messages
- Advanced Options
- Auto Discovery Options
- Log Browser Queries
- License Key
Option 2: Manual Configuration Backup
To manually back up the GFI EndPointSecurity configuration, make a backup of the following directory:
When backing up the Data folder, all GFI EndPointSecurity configuration settings are included.
- Restoring the configuration manually from the Data folder should only be done with the same build of GFI EndPointSecurity
- It is recommended to use the Import and Export Configurations Wizard to restore configuration from a Data folder
Backing up the database
If using a Microsoft SQL Server database for reporting, the database needs to be backed up separately. Refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187510.aspx for options how to back up a Microsoft SQL Server database.