Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

SIEM Foundations: Configuring ESM Backup Settings

No ratings

By default, the McAfee SIEM performs automatic backups of the ESM configuration every 7 days.  The default backup location resides on the ESM appliance.  It is generally best practice to schedule data and log backups in addition to configuration backups to a secondary host storage platform. This ensures that a reliable restoration can be performed in the unfortunate event of a catastrophic failure of the ESM and that the backup files do not consume precious storage on the ESM.

To configure the ESM backup settings, follow these steps.

  1. From the ESM System Properties window, select the System Information menu option.
  2. Click Backup & Restore.  The Backup & Restore window will open.
  3. Update the backup frequency (default every 7 days).
  4. Select Backup Data for Events and Event Logs.
  5. Select the radio button for Remote Location and provide the necessary CIFS/NFS location details including the remote IP address, share name, path, and credentials (CIFS only).
  6. Confirm the ESM can communicate to the remote location using the Test Connection button.

« previousoutlinenext »


This no longer works. Please provide troubleshooting steps to fix.

Version history
Revision #:
1 of 1
Last update:
‎08-10-2014 09:16 PM
Updated by:

Community Help Hub

    New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

  • Find Forum FAQs
  • Learn How to Earn Badges
  • Ask for Help
Go to Community Help

Join the Community

    Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

  • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
  • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
  • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
Join the Community
Join the Community