How can I backup Acunetix WVS settings in case I need to re-install?

The five things you need to backup in Acunetix WVS, if in use are:

1. Scanner Settings and Custom 404 Pages Rules

File to backup: C:\ProgramData\Acunetix WVS X\Data\General\Settings.xml

The file Settings.xml includes all the settings of the scanner, which can be changed directly from the user interface. There are other settings specified, which cannot be changed from the user interface but directly from the file itself.  A typical user does not need to change such settings.

2. False Positives

Files to backup: C:\ProgramData\Acunetix WVS X\Data\General\FalsePositives.xml

The file FalsePositives.xml includes all the vulnerabilities marked as false positives.

3. Login Sequences

Directory to backup: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Acunetix WVS X\LoginSequences\

All recorded login sequences are saved in this directory.

4. URL Rewrite Rules

URL Rewrite rules are not saved in a default location, but the user himself specifies the path where the rules should be saved.

5. Scheduler Settings

File to backup: C:\ProgramData\Acunetix WVS X\Data\Scheduler\SchedulerState

The file SchedulerState includes all the configured scheduled scans and all of their settings. To import the SchedulerState file to a new installation of Acunetix WVS first stop the AcuWVSSchedulerv9 service (run the following command in the command line: net stop AcuWVSSchedulerv9), then copy over the SchedulerState file to the location specified above, and finally restart the AcuWVSSchedulerv9 service (run the following command in the command line: net start AcuWVSSchedulerv9).

6. Scanning Profiles and Vulnerability Scripts

Directories to backup: C:\ProgramData\Acunetix WVS X\Data\Profiles\ and C:\ProgramData\Acunetix WVS X\Data\Scripts\

The sub directory Profiles contains all the scanning profiles and the all the documentation related to the vulnerability description. All the Acunetix WVS custom scripts are stored in the Scripts sub directory. Backup only the custom script files.

7. Reporting Database

If Microsoft Access database is being used as a reporting database, backup the file vulnscanresults.mdb from the following directory: C:\ProgramData\Acunetix WVS X\Data\Database\. If the Acunetix WVS reporting database is hosted on a central SQL server, you can use the built-in SQL Server tools to make a backup of the databases.

Please note that the ‘X’ in ‘Acunetix WVS X’ refers to the Acunetix WVS version number (for example Acunetix WVS 10 or Acunetix WVS 9).

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