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Configuring a scheduled backup of local settings and policies in InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance (IMSVA)

    • Updated:
    • 14 Oct 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance 8.2
    • InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance 8.5
    • InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance 9.0
    • Platform:
    • N/A N/A
Summary

Currently, the only way to back up the local settings and policies of IMSVA is using the “Export” function in the web console. You cannot use this to perform a scheduled backup.

An alternative way to conduct a scheduled backup is through a cron job.

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To configure a scheduled backup:

 
This will not back up log files.
  1. Log in to IMSVA with root privileges through the local console or an SSH connection.
  2. Run the following command to edit the scheduled jobs:

    # crontab -e

  3. Go to the “Insert” mode by pressing the key.

    For more information on switching to “Insert” mode, refer to this University of Washington article: Entering Text.

  4. Add the following line at the end of all jobs:

    0 6 * * * /opt/trend/imss/script/imp_exp.sh -e /tmp/IMSVAConfigExport$(date +\%Y\%m\%d.dat) > /dev/null 2>&1

    This will back up the configuration into the /tmp folder every day at 6:00 AM, and name it in the format "IMSVAConfigExportyyyymmdd.dat”. It can then be directly imported into another IMSVA from the web console.

    For more information on editing a cron job, refer to the following University of Washington articles: Moving by Searching and Closing and Saving a File.

  5. Save the changes and quit by pressing the combination of keys in the order they appear:

    [ESC] :x

  6. Press Enter.
  7. Run the following command to verify the changes:

    #crontab -1

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Solution Id:
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