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Guide to automate DataSecurity Plus database backup

You can now schedule your DataSecurity Plus database backup using a predefined script. Follow the steps below to set up a schedule for daily database backup using Windows Task Scheduler:

  • Open Windows Task Scheduler.
  • Click Action > Create task.
  • Enter the Name and Description of the task (ex: DataSecurity Plus DB backup task).
  • Retain or edit the service account that will be used to run the script.
  • In Security options, select Run whether user is logged on or not and check the Do not store password option.
  • Select Run with highest privileges.
  • Choose the preferred operation system versions from the Configure for drop-down.
  • Go to Triggers and click New in the bottom-left corner.
  • Configure Begin the task as On a schedule.
  • Under Settings, choose Daily and define the Start date and time.
  • Note: If scheduling daily backups, ensure you allocate sufficient storage space in the backup location drive. Alternatively, you can also schedule the backup to weekly or monthly as needed.

  • Enter the Recur every value as 1.
  • Click OK.
  • Go to Action and click New in the bottom-left corner.
  • Set Action as Start a Program.
  • Under the Program/script field:
    • Use Browse to navigate to <installation_directory>\ManageEngine\DataSecurity Plus\bin.
    • Select the AutoBackupDB.bat and click Open.
  • In the Start in field, enter <installation_directory>\ManageEngine\DataSecurity Plus\bin (do not enclose within double quotes).
  • Click OK.

Note: The default location of the database backup is <installation_directory>\ManageEngine\DataSecurity Plus\Backup.

Note: When the specified service account is not the same as the current logged-in account, Windows Task Scheduler will prompt password authentication.

Follow the steps below to set or update a password for the task:

  • In the Task Scheduler Library, right-click on the task created for automatic database backup and click Properties.
  • Under Security options, click Change User or Group. Edit the service or user account. Click OK.
  • Click OK on the task properties window.
  • You will be prompted to enter the new password.
  • Enter the Password and click OK.

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