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Point Product Policies

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Does anybody know where in the SQL Database do all the Point Product Policies get stored? I read that when doing an ePO snapshot, all the policies for all the products get stored on the SQL DB.

If that's not the case, how do I go about backing up all my policies?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Point Product Policies

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Hello @fb3110 

Thanks for your response.

Afaik, That is the only way to export and import the policies for the point products from ePO.

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Re: Point Product Policies

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The policies themselves are not in the snapshot itself, they are already stored in the database in multiple tables.  So when you run the snapshot task and then run backup of the database, you have them retained in your backups.  I also always recommend backing up the file system in the event a restore from snapshot fails for any reason.  That would enable you to do a manual restore where again, the policies, settings, tasks, etc are stored in your db backup with or without a valid snapshot in the snapshot table.  You can export tasks, policies, task and policy assignments, and other objects in epo as backups.

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Re: Point Product Policies

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Hello @fb3110 

Thanks for your post.

If you refer the KB66616, You will see all the steps for restoring and backups.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB66616

If you want to take a backup of the policies in that case you can export the policies and later if needed you can import it.

We do have a Database schema available for the ePO and you can refer the KB91051

EPOPolicySettingsMT has the assignments and
 
EPOPolicyObjectsMT > this is your policy catalog page.
 
Having said that please do not make any changes in any of the ePO Database table or ePO Installation folder.
 
Please make sure that you are taking regular backups of your ePO Server and ePO Database.

in ePO 5.10 you will see two database one is main and the other one events database.
 

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Thank you for that information. I just want to clarify to make sure I'm understanding that correctly, the only way to backup policies from point products from the ePO is to export them and import them when needed?
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Hello @fb3110 

Thanks for your response.

Afaik, That is the only way to export and import the policies for the point products from ePO.

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The policies themselves are not in the snapshot itself, they are already stored in the database in multiple tables.  So when you run the snapshot task and then run backup of the database, you have them retained in your backups.  I also always recommend backing up the file system in the event a restore from snapshot fails for any reason.  That would enable you to do a manual restore where again, the policies, settings, tasks, etc are stored in your db backup with or without a valid snapshot in the snapshot table.  You can export tasks, policies, task and policy assignments, and other objects in epo as backups.

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