Back Up Console with asctl

There are two different ways to back up the Console database:
  1. Through the asctl command, which backs up only the MySQL database. Use this method before a Console upgrade procedure, or to guard against possible database corruption.
  2. Through the Console web UI, which backs up the MySQL database in addition to all the files required to fully restore the Console application. Use this method for disaster recovery purposes, in order to restore Console when the entire server is lost.
Back up the Console database using an asctl command. Open a Command Prompt (Start > All Programs > Accessories >Command Prompt) and execute the following command:
> asctl console:backup_database
This command uses mysqldump to create Console's MySQL database backup. The backup file, aspera_console.sql, is saved in the following directory:
OS Version Path
32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Aspera\Management Console\backup\<year-month-day_time>
64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Aspera\Management Console\backup\<year-month-day_time>
For instructions on restoring your Console database, see Restoring the Console Database.