Mirror Tool - Windows

The Mirror Tool is necessary for offline detection engine updates. If your client computers do not have an Internet connection and need detection engine updates, you can use the Mirror Tool to download update files from ESET update servers and store them locally.

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The Mirror Tool downloads detection engine updates and other program modules only, it does not download PCUs (Program Component Updates) and ESET LiveGrid® data. It can also create a  full offline repository. Alternatively, you can upgrade products individually.

Prerequisites

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The Mirror Tool does not support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

The target folder must be available for sharing, Samba/Windows or HTTP/FTP service, depending on how you want to have the updates accessible.

You must have a valid Offline license file that includes the Username and Password. When generating a license file, be sure to select the check box next to Include Username and Password. Also, you must enter a license Name. An offline license file is needed for the activation of the Mirror Tool and generation of the update mirror.

create_offline_license_file

Before running the Mirror Tool, you need to have the following packages installed:

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2010

Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable x86

How to use the Mirror Tool

1.Download the Mirror Tool from the ESET download page (Standalone installers section).

2.Unzip the downloaded archive.

3.Open the Command Prompt and navigate to the folder with the MirrorTool.exe file.

4.Run the command below to view all available parameters for the Mirror Tool:

MirrorTool.exe --help

mirror_tool_help

Parameter

Description

--updateServer

When you use it, you must specify the full URL of the update server.

--offlineLicenseFilename

You must specify a path to your offline license file (as mentioned above).

--languageFilterForRepository

You can specify language codes, for example for French type fr_FR. Other languages codes are in the table below. To select more languages, separate them by a space, for example: en_US zh_TW de_DE

--productFilterForRepository

You can specify a string that the Mirror Tool uses as a download filter. The Mirror Tool downloads only files which contain the string in their common name. You can select more products by adding more arguments, for example: --productFilterForRepository Antivirus Security

The Mirror Tool downloads all selected languages for each selected product.

--downloadLegacyForRepository

No argument needed. Use this parameter to include legacy packages in the download. If not used, legacy packages are not downloaded. You can find out which products are legacy ones in the Software Install Client Task menu Settings > Package to install > Choose package > Legacy.

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All filters are case sensitive.

Language code

Language

Language code

Language

Language code

Language

en_US

English

et_EE

Estonian

pl_PL

Polish

hu_HU

Hungarian

fi_FI

Finnish

pt_BR

Portuguese

ar_EG

Arabic

fr_FR

French

ro_RO

Romanian

bg_BG

Bulgarian

fr_CA

Canadian French

ru_RU

Russian

zh_CN

Chinese (Simplified)

hr_HR

Croatian

sk_SK

Slovak

zh_TW

Chinese (Traditional)

id-ID

Indonesian

sl_SI

Slovenian

cs_CZ

Czech

it_IT

Italian

sr_RS

Serbian

da_DK

Danish

kk_KZ

Kazakh

sv_SE

Swedish

de_DE

German

ko_KR

Korean

th_TH

Thai

el_GR

Greek

lt_LT

Lithuanian

tr_TR

Turkish

es_CL

Spanish (Chile)

nl_NL

Dutch

uk_UA

Ukrainian

es_ES

Spanish

nb_NO

Norwegian

vi_VN

Vietnamese

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Important

The Mirror tool creates a structure of folders different from what Endpoint mirror does. Each folder holds update files for a group of products. You have to specify the full path to the correct folder in the update settings of the product using the mirror.

For example, to update the ESMC 7.1 from the mirror set the Update server to (according to your HTTP server root location):

http://your_server_address/mirror/eset_upd/esmc7

To create a mirror, run the Mirror Tool with at least the minimum required parameters. Here is an example:

MirrorTool.exe --mirrorType regular ^

--intermediateUpdateDirectory c:\temp\mirrorTemp ^

--offlineLicenseFilename c:\temp\offline.lf ^

--outputDirectory c:\temp\mirror

Here is an example of more advanced configuration for an offline repository with selected products, languages and enabled download of legacy files:

MirrorTool.exe --repositoryServer AUTOSELECT ^

--intermediateRepositoryDirectory c:\temp\repoTemp ^

--outputRepositoryDirectory c:\temp\repository ^

--languageFilterForRepository sk_SK fr_FR de_DE ^

--productFilterForRepository Antivirus Security ^

--downloadLegacyForRepository 

Mirror Tool and Update settings

To automate downloads for modules updates, you can create a schedule to run the Mirror Tool. To do so, open your Web Console and click Client Tasks > Operating System > Run Command. Select Command line to run (including a path to the MirrorTool.exe) and a reasonable trigger (such as CRON for every hour 0 0 * * * ? *). Alternatively, you can use the Windows Task Scheduler or Cron in Linux.

To configure updates on a client computer(s), create a new policy and configure Update server to point to your mirror address or shared folder.

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Read this Knowledgebase article to set up Mirror Tool chaining (configure Mirror Tool to download updates from another Mirror Tool).