How do I back up my Forcepoint filtering configuration?
- Article Number: 000010913
- Products: TRITON AP-WEB, Web Security Gateway, Web Security and Web Filter
- Version: 8.3, 8.2, 8.1, 8.0, 7.8, 7.7, 7.6
- Last Published Date: May 16, 2018
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I want to back up my Forcepoint filtering policies and configuration information. Which files should I back up? How should I perform the backup?
Forcepoint software includes a command-line Backup Utility that makes it easy to back up your web software settings and policy data, and to revert to a previous configuration. Data saved by the utility can also be used to import configuration information after an upgrade.
The Backup Utility saves:
You can manually initiate the backup process at any time, or schedule the backup process to run at a regular interval.
Backup files are given the name "wsbackup_yyyy-mm-dd_hhmmss.tar.gz", where yyyy-mm-dd represents the date and hhmmss represents the time that the file was created. The file is placed in the directory that you specify when running or scheduling the backup.
To run an immediate backup:
The backup file is created and saved in the directory that you specified. The amount of time required for the backup depends on which Websense filtering components reside on the machine at the time of the backup.
To schedule backups:Important On some operating systems, attempts to use the "-s" parameter to schedule backups fail. One workaround is to use a script to run a standard backup ("-b" parameter) at regular intervals. This article will be updated when more information is available.
When you schedule backups, the time information uses crontab format. The quotation marks and spaces shown in the command example are required. Each parameter can take a numeric value (specified in the table below), an asterisk ("*") to indicate all, or a list of values (separated by commas). For example:
Here, the backup is scheduled to run at 1:31 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, regardless of date, every month of the year. The backup file is stored in the "z:\backups\ws" directory.
Refer to any crontab reference for more information about valid scheduling parameters.