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TitleHow to backup a Netsight Database using Console
Objective
To provide instructions on backing up the mysql database from Netsight Console
Environment
  • Netsight Console
  • MySQL
Procedure
From Netsight Console
Tools->Options->Database Backup

1. Once in the window, be sure to make sure a checkbox for a day of the week or more to backup. By default this is not enabled.
2. Limit your backups. If you do not limit your backups, and have extensive reporting enabled, your disk will eventually run out of space
3. Note the location of the backups. It is a smart idea to gather these files off the appliance to an external device for further safety insurance.
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4. Make these changes, click Apply and then OK
 
Additional notes
To restore a backup, please review How to restore a Netsight Database

How to take an immediate backup on 8.0: How to backup and restore the Extreme Management Center database in version 8

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