Migrating Data in Acunetix 360 On-Premises

While using Acunetix 360 On-Premises, you may need to move to a new server. In that case, you can migrate your existing scan data and database. Doing so requires you to take careful steps.

There are three stages for this process:

  1. Backup of your database and Acunetix 360's scan data.
  2. Re-Install Acunetix 360 On-Premises onto the new server.
  3. Transfer the scan files to the new server.


This instruction assumes that you installed Acunetix 360 On-Premises to the default location, which is C:\Program Files (x86). If not, please change the relevant step in the instruction accordingly.

Make sure that you have administrator privileges to carry out the data migration.

Step 1. Backing Up Database and Scan Data

In order to migrate to a new server and continue using Acunetix 360 On-Premises with your existing data, you need to back up your database, first. To do so, you have to follow the instructions here.


If your database is in the cloud environment, you do not need to backup your database. You only need to provide the connection details while re-installing Acunetix 360 On-Premises.

Once you backup your database, then you can move on to the next step and back up your Acunetix 360 scan files.

  1. Press the Windows logo key  + E.
  2. Paste the following address into the address bar: C:\Program Files (x86)\Acunetix 360 Web Application\App_Data\ScanData
  3. Back up your scan data.

Step 2. Re-installing Acunetix 360 On-Premises

Once you backed up your database and scan data, you need to have a fresh install of Acunetix 360 On-Premises. To do this, follow the instructions in Installing and Configuring Acunetix 360 On-Premises.


Before the fresh installation, restore the database into the new system if your database was not in the cloud environment.

During the installation, Acunetix 360 On-Premises will prompt you to enter details about your database. You can enter the new data source, database name, etc. during the installation.


Starting from Acunetix 360 On-Premises 2.2, the installation wizard creates a secret key to encrypt your data. If you encrypted your data using the On-Premises 2.2, Acunetix 360 asks you to enter the secret key during the reinstallation. For further information, see Encryption Settings.


For further information, see Configuring Acunetix 360 Web Application Server Using the Installation Wizard.

Step 3. Transferring Copied Scan Data

After installing Acunetix 360 On-Premises, you need to restore and scan data to your new environment.

  1. Locate your backup scan files, then copy them.
  2. Press the Windows logo key  + E.
  3. Paste the following address into the address bar: C:\Program Files (x86)\Acunetix 360 Web Application\App_Data\ScanData
  4. Then, paste the backup scan.

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