How to schedule a backup on Symantec Messaging Gateway?

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Messaging Gateway

Issue/Introduction

You want to schedule a backup on Symantec Messaging Gateway.

Resolution

 

To schedule backups
 
1 In the Control Center, click Administration > Hosts > Version.
 
2 On the Backup tab, click Add.
 
The Add Scheduled Backup page appears.
 
3 Under Backup description, type a description of the scheduled backup.
 
4 Under Backup Data, choose from among the following backup types:
 
Backs up the complete database, as well as Spam Quarantine messages, Suspect Virus Quarantine messages, and content filtering messages in Informational Incidents and Quarantine Incidents folders that are stored on disk.
 
The file format for this backup type is:
 
db-backup.brightmail.MMM-dd-yr-hr-mm.
 
full.manual.tar.bz2
 
Full Backup
 
Backs up all configuration data in the database, as wel las content filtering data and the content filtering messages that are stored on disk.
 
The file format for this backup type is:
 
db-backup.brightmail.MMM-dd-yr-hr-mm.
 
config.incidents.tar.bz2
 
Backup only Configuration and Incidents
 
Backs up all configuration, incident, report, and log data in the database; as well as the content filtering messages that are stored on disk.
 
The file format for this backup type is:
 
db-backup.brightmail.MMM-dd-yr-hr-mm.
 
config.incidents.reports.logs.tar.bz2
 
Backup only Configuration, Incidents,LogsandReports
 
For all file types, "month" is expressed in standard three-letter format. The following example shows the file name of a full backup:
 
db-backup.brightmail.Aug-31-09-10-04.full.manual.tar.bz2
 
5 Under Backup Schedule, define the time and frequency to run the backup.
 
6 Under Backup To, specify whether to store backups on the local server or on a remote host using FTP.
 
The following shows sample values for specifying a remote backup through FTP:
 
Domain host.symantecs.org (or 192.168.2.42)
 
Port 21
 
Path /home/username/backups/
 
7 If you back up on the local server, indicate how many backup versions to keep.You only need to specify the number of backup versions that are retained when you store files locally. When you store backup data at a remote location, you must supply the necessary information for FTP transfer. You must also provide user authentication informationwhenrequired by the remote location. You must type a value between 1 and 25. The default value is 3.
 
8 Click Save.