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NSM backup and restore options

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Article ID: KB26958 KB Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013Version: 1.0
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This article provides information about the backup and restore options for NSM.
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The following articles cover the backup and restore methods for the NSM database. By default, NSM performs a nightly backup at 2:00 AM, server local time. These bakups are stored in 7 directories under /var/netscreen/dbbackup. The directories are named backup1, backup2, backup3, backup4, backup5, backup6, and backup7; where Monday is backup1, Tuesday is backup2, and so on.

The number of daily backups that are taken and the time at which the backups are made is controlled with the /usr/netscreen/HaSvr/var/haSvr.cfg configuration file. For information, refer to KB12467 - How to change the NSM DB Backup location.


Take a snapshot of NSM Install including DB, Binary application files, NSM logs and device logs
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KB11476 - How to backup NSM: Taking a snapshot of NSM.


Three methods to backup the NSM database
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KB12285 - Three methods of creating a Database backup from the command line interface for NSM.


Backup via jtac-support script
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To download and install the jtac-support script, refer to KB24982 - Support tool created by JTAC.


Restore from the default NSM daily backup
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KB4581 - Restoring the NSM Database From a Local Backup.


Restore from the copy that is made during an export or import operation
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KB24347 - How to restore backup XDB after importing nsmdb.xdif .


Restore from snapshot
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KB11476 - How to backup NSM: Taking a snapshot of NSM (refer to the Restore section).


Restore from Tech Support backup
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KB15643 - Restoring a Database from a Tech-Support.


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