About this task
To back up a certificate for a network engine, create a backup of the archive database using the traditional method in SCT (). In addition to backing up the archive database, this process also backs up the network engine certificates. For details, refer to the Create Backup section in Metasys SCT Help (LIT-12011964). You can also back up and store certificates for safekeeping by exporting each certificate file to a computer or removable media. Refer to the Exporting a Certificate section in Metasys SCT Help (LIT-12011964). Lastly, certificates are also backed up and stored when you export the archive database. Refer to the Export Database section in Metasys SCT Help (LIT-12011964).
Important: As an important restriction for creating and restoring database archive backups that contain network engine certificates, you must use the same SCT computer for both operations. Do not restore the archive using a different SCT computer, or the certificate data is deleted. This is a security precaution that protects against certificate theft.