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Metasys SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

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Important: When performing a Security Copy using the Security Copy Wizard, we recommended that you schedule no more than 10 simultaneous security copies at one time.
  • Security Copies are not forward-copy compatible. For example, if you have a Release 7.0 security database, you cannot use the Security Copy Wizard to replace the database with a Release 6.5.25 database.
  • Do not attempt to copy more than 10 user credential profiles to the security database of an N40-class device.
  • If a Security Copy operation to multiple network engines fails, retry Security Copy, but for only one engine at a time. This practice applies mostly to N40-class network engines that were updated with Metasys system Release 9.0.7.
Table 1. Security Copy Wizard Tips

Wizard Screen


Select Source

  • A list of devices that have backed up their security databases appears.
  • Select one source device that has the security database you want to copy to one or more devices.

Select Devices

  • Select one or more devices for which you want to copy the security database.
  • Use the Ctrl or Shift keys to select multiple items.

Schedule Operation

  • Click either the Perform Operation Now or Schedule Operation option.
  • If you select Schedule Operation, use the date, hour, and minute menus to select the date and time for the restore.
Note: If you schedule multiple copies to begin at the same time, some copies may not begin at the specified time because they are waiting for others to complete. You cannot define a copy order for devices scheduled together. If you must copy a certain device first, schedule that device separately with an earlier copy time.

Site Login

  • Select the Communicate via Site Director check box if the device is not on the LAN. Only use this option if necessary because it slows down the copy process.
  • Enter the Username and Password to log in to the Site Director to perform the copy.
  • Click the Test Login button to test if the Username and Password entered allow you to communicate with the device. The device must be online to perform this test successfully.
  • If the SCT Username and Password do not match the Site Director or the destination device Username and Password, the copy fails and returns an Authorization Failure error. You must enter the correct Username and Password on this screen.
  • Active Directory users and RADIUS users may not be used to log in to the site.

Specify Retries

  • Enter the number of times you want to retry the copy if communication failure occurs.


  • View the final information for the copy and click Finish.