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Automating update mechanism for UVSCAN 6.0.3 on AIX and Solaris


We have a situation where we are trying to update our machines by creating an internal repository which would pull updates from the epo and write a script for the rest of the client machines to pull updates from this repository. I was wondering if somebody could suggest  a better solution than this.Also is there a way of getting incremental updates downloaded to these machines.

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Re: Automating update mechanism for UVSCAN 6.0.3 on AIX and Solaris

Incremental dats are not supported by the command line scanner, you will not make that work.

All you really need to do is:

1. Host the daily archive somewhere (where xxxx is the dat version).

2. Copy the zip file to the client.

3. Unzip the contents of the zip to the uvscan install directory, replacing the previous files

4. Run uvscan --decompress to pre-initialise the dats and thus improve overall scan performance. (Not essential, scans will still work without this).

2 & 3 are interchangeable - so you can unzip the files first then copy them over too if you prefer.

Just make sure you do a binary file copy

See McAfee support article KB6713 for a little more detail on options, such as where to find the tar files for example. (these are not hosted via ePO but are separately posted to McAfee ftp)

Finally, please note that McAfee cannot support customer-generated update scripts for uvscan.


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