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Backup database

Backup is an absolutely vital part of a sound disaster recovery strategy. Using the Backup database feature, you'll get your ESET PROTECT database backed up and stored in MySQL backup file named era-backup.sql located in the root folder.


An alternative to database backup is to create snapshots of the VM. It will preserve whole ESET PROTECT VA, all its settings as well as ESET PROTECT database. However, if you restore a snapshot of your VM, you need to run Reset after snapshot revert.


We recommend that you backup your ESET PROTECT database frequently and save the backup file on external storage. This is important because you'll have a copy of the whole ESET PROTECT database stored elsewhere (not locally on your ESET PROTECT VA) should a disaster happen. For example if your ESET PROTECT VA gets broken, deleted or otherwise destroyed. Having a recent ESET PROTECT database backup, you'll be able to restore ESET PROTECT VA to the state it was in shortly before the disaster. For detailed procedure see ESET PROTECT VA disaster recovery.

1.Enter management mode by typing your password and pressing Enter twice. Select Backup database using the arrow keys and then press Enter.


2.You will be prompted to type in your database root password before the database backup can begin.


If you do not remember database root password, you can change it and run the database backup again.



This process can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours depending on the size of your database.

During the database backup process, ESET PROTECT Server stops to ensure data consistency.


Always check screen for errors. If there are error messages, the database backup cannot be considered successfully completed. Try running Backup database again.

You'll find the database backup here: /root/era-backup.sql


Download the backup file using Webmin File manager to a safe location.