Backing up the database and logs

Symantec recommends that you back up the database at least weekly. You should store the backup file on another computer.
By default, the backup file is saved in the following folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
\data\backup
.
The backups are placed in a .zip file. By default, the backup database file is named
date_timestamp
.zip, the date on which the backup occurs.
Avoid saving the backup file in the product installation directory. Otherwise, the backup file is removed when the product is uninstalled.
Log data is not backed up unless you configure
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
to back it up. If you do not back up the logs, then only your log configuration options are saved during a backup. You can use the backup to restore your database, but the logs in the database are empty of data when they are restored.
You can keep up to 10 versions of site backups. You should ensure that you have adequate disk space to keep all your data if you choose to keep multiple versions.
You can check the System log as well as the backup folder for the status during and after the backup.
You can back up the database immediately, or schedule the backup to occur automatically.
The Microsoft SQL Server Express database has a 10 GB limit. To back up the database, you cannot have more than 10 GB in the database and you must have at least 10 GB of available disk space.
For more information, see:
  1. To back up the database and logs
  2. To back up the database and logs, on the computer that runs Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, on the
    Start
    menu, click
    All Programs > Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager > Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Tools > Database Back Up and Restore
    .
  3. In the
    Database Back Up and Restore
    dialog box, click
    Back Up
    .
  4. In the
    Back Up Database
    dialog box, optionally check
    Backup logs
    , and then click
    Yes
    .
  5. Click
    OK
    .
  6. When the database backup completes, click
    Exit
    .
  7. Copy the backup database file to another computer.
  8. To back up the database and logs from within the console, in the console, click
    Admin
    >
    Servers
    .
  9. Under
    Servers
    , click
    Local Site (My Site)
    >
    SQLEXPRESSSYMC
    (as of 14.3 RU1) or
    localhost
    .
  10. Under
    Tasks
    , click
    Back Up Database Now
    .
  11. In the
    Back Up Database
    dialog box, optionally check
    Backup logs
    , and then click
    Yes
    .
  12. Click
    OK
    .
  13. Click
    Close
    .