How to use the klbackup tool to back up the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server database


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How to use the klbackup tool to back up the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server database

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Latest update: June 28, 2022 ID: 10585
This article concerns:
  • Kaspersky Security Center 13.2 (version
  • Kaspersky Security Center 13.1 (version
  • Kaspersky Security Center 13 (version
  • Kaspersky Security Center 12 (version
  • Kaspersky Security Center 11 (version

By backing up the Administration Server database, you are able to restore data when moving the database to a different computer or when switching to a new version of Kaspersky Security Center.

We recommend creating regular backups.

The klbackup backup tool is designed for backing up and restoring the Administration Server database. The following data is saved when a backup is performed: 

  • The Administration Server database (policies, tasks, application settings, events saved on the Administration Server).
  • Configuration information about the structure of the logical network and managed computers. 
  • The repository of remote installation packages (the contents of the Packages folder). 
  • The Administration Server certificate. 

The klbackup tool is located in the Kaspersky Security Center installation folder. By default, C:\Program Files(x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Center.

Kaspersky Security Center version that was used for restoring Administration Server databases should not be earlier than the version used when the backup copy was created. This also concerns already installed patches.

The Administration Server cannot be accessed while the backup process is running.

After restoring from backup SIEM connection settings will not be restored. Port 14000 will be closed.


How to run the tool from the command line


How to use the tool in interactive mode

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