How can I backup or restore AuthAnvil Two Factor Auth?

Rather than backing up the AuthAnvil database directly, AuthAnvil software includes a dedicated script to collect the data from SQL, as well as registry keys and encryption values.

An AuthAnvil backup file stores all of your user, token, and logging information in a format that can be easily imported back into the database.

Note: Backups also include all of your encryption keys, and the file itself is not protected in any way, so it can easily be accessed and modified.

Important: Access to your backups should be locked down. You will want your backups stored securely and their access controlled.

 

 

Backing Up

AuthAnvil v5.x and newer

  1. Open an elevated command prompt (Run as Administrator).
  2. Change directory to where you wish the backup file to be generated (i.e. "cd C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop").
  3. Run the aabackup.exe script as follows: 
    "C:\Program Files\Scorpion Software\AuthAnvil\AuthAnvilTools\aabackup.exe" <SQLServer\SQLInstance> <optional_filename.bup>
    (Default SQL server\instance name is "servername\AuthAnvil").
    A backup file (.bup) will be generated in the current running directory.

Restoring

AuthAnvil v5.x and newer

  1. Open an elevated command prompt (Run as Administrator).
  2. Change directory to where the restore file is located.(i.e. "cd C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\ filename.bup")
  3. Run the aarestore.exe script as follows:
    "C:\Program Files\Scorpion Software\AuthAnvil\AuthAnvilTools\aarestore.exe" <SQLServer\SQLInstance> <filename.bup> 
    Note: (Default SQL server\instance name is "servername\AuthAnvil").
    A backup file (.bup) will be generated in the current running directory.
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