This article provides instructions on how to configure the backup location for Encryption Management Server (previously PGP Universal Server).
By default, backups are saved to the local disk on Encryption Management Server. However, you can also specify another location to save backup files to using FTP or SCP. When the backup job is preformed, backup files are then automatically sent to that location via FTP or SCP. If you change your backup location, you cannot restore from backups stored on the old location, even though the backup files still appear listed on the System Backups page.
Note: If your remote host is temporarily unavailable, the backup file is stored on the Symantec Encryption Management Server until the host becomes available. Make sure that you get the backup file from the host in binary format, not ASCII.
To configure the backup location
You can download your SSH keypair and place the public part of the key onto another server to use to validate logins on that server.
Note : Linux is recommended for SCP backup as 3rd party SCP solutions for windows does not work as expected . Known issues with 3rd party SCP solutions for Windows (i) If backup size exceeds 2GB , it fails to transfer due to 2GB per process limit in Windows (ii) On SEMS even when backup is set to "Keep at most 5 scheduled backups” , the backup does not get deleted after 5 backups from remote location with SCP Solarwinds server configured on windows.