000011773 - Creating a backup using the RSA Authentication Manager 7.1 Operations Console

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Article Number000011773
Applies ToRSA Product Set:  SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type:  Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition:  7.1, 3.0
IssueThe following exception is seen when attempting to backup the Authentication Manager database through the Operations Console (Maintenance > Backup and Restore > Backup Now):
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid file path.
Export the user credentials.
Invalid file path.
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid file path.  
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid file path.
Tue Jul 08 08:49:35 EST 2008  
com.rsa.common.SystemException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid file path.

CauseIf you are an administrator you can select to create a backup with the RSA Operations Console by selecting the menu selection  Maintenance Backups > Create Backup.  You will be prompted to set a file location.  This location must already exist as a folder on the local machine (i. e., local to where the Authentication Manager database is installed and not local to the browser).  If you do a hover over the Information symbol will will also remind you of this.

See also How to create a backup using command line in RSA Authentication Manager 7.1
For full details of the options to backup RSA Authentication Manager 7.1 see chapter 10 of the RSA Authentication Manager 7.1.4 Administrator's Guide.  Also review Appendix D of the guide, which describes using the command line to carry out these operations.  

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