How to use the Bitdefender Management Server - Backup / Restore Server Configuration Tool

Bitdefender Client Security is an easy to use business security and management solution, which delivers superior proactive protection from viruses, spyware, rootkits, spam, phishing and other malware. It offers the following components: Bitdefender Management Server (with/without add-on), Bitdefender Local Update Server, Bitdefender Business Client and Bitdefender Management Agent.

 

Backup / Restore Server Configuration Tool helps you save the Bitdefender Management Server configuration to a backup file or restore a previously saved configuration of Bitdefender Management Server. This tool is very useful in the
following situations:

  • moving Bitdefender Management Server to another machine;
  • if the Bitdefender Management Server configuration is corrupted;
  • reinstalling the operating system;
  • reinstalling Bitdefender Management Server;

 

The following data is backed up:

  • Bitdefender Management Server database;
  • authentication credentials;
  • client computers and groups;
  • policy templates;
  • current policies;
  • policy assignments on groups;
  • WMI script files (used by tasks);
  • status and registry data;

 

1. Backing Up Bitdefender Management Server Configuration

To back up the configuration of Bitdefender Management Server:
         a)  Open the management console and connect to Bitdefender Management Server;
         b)  On the Tools menu, click Backup/Restore Server Configuration Tool. A wizard will appear;
         c)  Complete the wizard. You must select Backup in the second step of the wizard;

 

 

Backup / Restore Server Configuration Tool



         d)  You must specify where the Bitdefender Management Server configuration data should be saved. Click Browse and choose where and under what name to save the configuration backup file.

Click Next to start the backup operation;

 

 

Backup / Restore Server Configuration Tool


You can see the progress of the backup process; after the operation is completed, click Finish;

 

2. Restoring Bitdefender Management Server Configuration

To restore a previously saved configuration of Bitdefender Management Server:
         a)  Open the management console and connect to Bitdefender Management Server;
         b)  On the Tools menu, click Backup/Restore Server Configuration Tool. A wizard will appear;

         c)  Complete the wizard. You must select Restore in the second step of the wizard;

 

 

Backup / Restore Server Configuration Tool


         Important: Restore saved configurations only if necessary. When you restore a previous configuration of Bitdefender Management Server, all current settings are overwritten. This means that you lose all the configuration changes made after the imported configuration was saved. Lost configuration changes may include the new client groups and policies created;

 

         d)  You must specify the location of the backup file containing the Bitdefender Management Server configuration that you want to restore. Click Browse, locate and open the configuration backup file.

Click Next to start the restore operation;

 


Backup / Restore Server Configuration Tool


You can see the data restore progress; After the operation is completed, click Finish.

 

         Important: The configuration backup file of a specific Bitdefender Management Server instance must only be used to restore the configuration of that specific instance. You must not use it on other Bitdefender Management Server instances, because such instances manage different network computers.

 

Additionally, the configuration backup file is strictly related to the Bitdefender Management Server version. If you back up the configuration and then upgrade Bitdefender Management Server to a newer version, you can no longer use that
configuration backup file.


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