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Purpose

This document describes how to set up and configure the back up service in the HIAB.

Introduction

HIABs can be backed up to FTP, SCP, CIFS, or NFS servers, or a local backup can be downloaded to your own machine.

Note

Available only on HIAB scheduler.


The Backup Tab

The Backup tab allows you to schedule regular backups of the HIAB data and upload them to defined servers.


The elements of the Backup tab are:

Schedule: Allows you to schedule your backup on a regular basis, starting on the given date and time and then running accordingly to the set frequency.

OptionDescription
Frequency

Select backup frequency.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Quarterly
  • Fortnightly
  • Daily
Next backup dateSelect a start date and time in the drop down menus.


Settings

By selecting Include Settings the network and host settings are included in the backup as a default.

The settings backup includes: 

  • Network configuration
  • Remote SSH settings 
  • Syslog configuration 
  • SNMP configuration
  • WINS Servers
  • Update settings
  • Backup settings
  • Backup FTP, SCP, CIFS, NFS configuration
  • Planning settings
  • Event settings
  • LDAP configuration
  • DBLog configuration
  • Report FTP, SCP, CIFS, NFS configuration

All other settings are included in the "normal" backup.

It is possible to download the network and host settings by clicking Download.

To supply a configuration file to update the settings accordingly, click Upload.

OptionDescription
Include SettingsInclude Network and Host Settings in the backup.
DownloadDownload the Network and Host Settings.
UploadSupply a configuration file, which will update the settings accordingly.

Back Up Distribution

You can distribute your backup by:

  • FTP
  • SCP
  • CIFS
  • NFS


Note

The backup is stored locally if you have not added any server details in the FTP, SCP, CIFS, or NFS fields.


FTP Settings

In the FTP Settings section, you can set up your FTP server credentials. In the Connect method drop down you can select if you would like to connect using regular FTP, FTPS, Implicit FTPS, or SFTP (SSH FTP).

The FTP option creates a file on the FTP server called: hiabdumpData_THE_IP_ADDRESS_YYYY-MM-DD.exp, it holds all information like scan schedules, users, roles, results and so on. Take note of the file name.

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Option

Description

Host

Define the FTP host.

Port

Define the port in use.

Username

Define the username for authentication against the server.

Password

Define the password for authentication against the server.

Connect Method

Select if you would like to connect using regular FTP, FTPS, Implicit FTPS, or SFTP (SSH FTP).

Passive Mode

Enable/disable passive mode. When enabled, the FTP server should listen to another port than the standard FTP data port while transferring the files.

Directory

Used if you want to switch to another working directory after the authentication against the target.

Name Prefix

Given text string will be added as a prefix to the filename.


SCP Settings

In the SCP settings section, you can setup your SCP server credentials. The Private Key setting will allow you to supply a private key to be used while authenticating.

See the FTP setting section for a description of the additional fields.

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Option

Description

Host

Define the SCP host.

Port

Define the port in use.

Username

Define the username for authentication against the server.

Password

Define the password for authentication against the server.

Private Key

Supply a private key to be used while authenticating.

Directory

Used if you want to switch to another working directory after the authentication against the target.

Name Prefix

Given text string will be added as a prefix to the filename.

CIFS Settings

In the CIFS Settings section you can set up your CIFS server credentials.

Refer to the FTP Settings section for more information on the fields.


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Option

Description

Host

Define the CIFS host.

Username

Define the username for authentication against the server.

Password

Define the password for authentication against the server.

Directory

Used if you want to switch to another working directory after the authentication against the target.

Name Prefix

Given text string will be added as a prefix to the filename.

Note

The CIFS backup only supports SMBv1.


NFS Settings

In the NFS Settings section you can set up your NFS server credentials.

Refer to the FTP Settings section for more information on the fields.


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Option

Description

Host

Define the NFS host.

Port

Define the port in use.

Use Lock

Disable/enable file locking. This setting is occasionally required when you are connecting to older NFS servers.

Directory

Used if you want to switch to another working directory after the authentication against the target.

Name Prefix

Given text string will be added as a prefix to the filename.

Latest Backup and Import: Displays the backup history. This grid is configurable, by clicking the arrow next to the name of any grid column allows you to customize which columns that will be shown out of the following:

  • Date: Date when the backup occurred
  • Information: Status of the backup or import


At the bottom of the window, there are four options available:

  • Download Local: You can download a backup file locally, which will be available once a backup has been performed. The file is stored locally as localbackup.exp
  • Backup: Force an instant backup of the HIAB data. The backup is uploaded to the configured file server. Priority for file servers is from high to low, i.e. FTP, SCP, CIFS, NFS.
  • Import: Clicking on import opens a popup with list of files in the given setting of the first file server if configured any (FTP, SCP, CIFS, NFS). You can select a file and click on Import button or click on Upload local button which allows to import the local backup.

Note

The current data will be removed and replaced with the content from the imported file

  • Save: Saves the current settings in the system.

Configuring Backup

To back up the existing HIAB scheduler, follow the below procedure. 

  1. Go to Main Menu > Settings > Account window and select the License tab and review the number of IPs and scans of your license.
  2. Go to Main Menu > Settings > Maintenance window, select the Backup tab. 
  3. To include the server settings to Backup file, select the checkbox beside Include settings. To download the settings as a separate file, click on Download.

    Note

    The network settings will not be migrated. 

  4. To enable to the Download Local option, you must first backup the system to the HIAB locally, this will then allow you to download the HIAB to your local machine. Click on the Backup button.
  5. Once complete, select the refresh icon (bottom left) to view the Backup done: Successfully message.

    Note

    The HIAB will not notify you that the backup is complete.

Reference

HIAB Maintenance Settings