Security Controls

Creating Your Backup Files

You must first create a backup container for your core components. Account data for the user currently logged on is included in the core backup. A backup must also be performed for each additional user account. So, the backup process is:

1.Backup your core components.

2.Backup each additional user account.

The backups of the additional user accounts can happen after you perform a restore of the core components, but if the other administrators are available, the recommendation is to have them log on and perform their user account backups immediately after the core backup.

Backing Up Your Core Components

This section provides step-by-step instructions for backing up the core components of your current Security Controls console. See the Commonly Asked Questions section for the list of core components.

Make sure that your local or network drive contains enough free space to store the backup archive file. To be safe you should have 20 GB or more free space.

1.Close Ivanti Security Controls.

2.Launch the Migration Tool by selecting Start > Ivanti Security Controls > Migration Tool.

3.Select Backup.

4.Select Core mode.

This specifies that all of Security Controls’ core components will be saved to a backup archive file. In addition, the data for the user currently logged on to the console machine will be saved to the archive file.

5.(Optional) If you want to change the default location and name for the Backup archive file name, click the browse button and choose a new location.

You can also type directly in the Backup archive file name box to specify a new location and/or name. The file must contain the .bak extension.

6.Secure the backup file by typing and confirming a passphrase.

The passphrase will be used during the restore process. The data is stored in a secure container and can only be accessed by providing the correct passphrase.

7.Click Backup core settings.

The Migration Tool will show status messages as it backs up the core components.

8.Wait for the confirmation message that indicates the backup was successful and then proceed to the next section for instructions on backing up your user data.

Backing Up Your User Data

The recommendation is to backup all your remaining user accounts immediately following your core backup. If one or more administrators are not available, however, they can backup and restore their user accounts at a later date. Keep in mind, however, that your existing console cannot be turned off until all user accounts are backed up. In addition, if a Security Controls administrator does not backup their account and restore it on the new console before their regularly scheduled tasks are executed, those tasks will be executed on the old console rather than the new console. To avoid these issues, all Security Controls user accounts should be backed up and restored in a timely manner.

1.If needed, launch the Migration Tool by selecting Start > Ivanti Security Controls > Migration Tool.

2.Select Backup.

3.Select User mode.

This will back up all Security Controls data associated with the user currently logged on to the console machine.

4.Type a location and name for the user’s backup archive file.

Make sure to specify a name that uniquely identifies the user. You can also use the browse button to specify the location and file name.

5.Secure the backup file by typing and confirming a passphrase.

The passphrase will be used during the restore process.

6.Click Backup user settings.

The Migration Tool will show status messages as it backs up the user data. A confirmation message will indicate when the user backup is complete.

Repeat this section for each user account. Close the Migration Tool when you are finished.

Related Topics

Requirements for Using the Migration Tool

Commonly Asked Questions

Before You Begin

Restoring Your Console on a New Machine

Post-Migration Tasks


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