Configuring the mirror task

To store DAT files and scan engines in a designated location for use by other computers, configure the location and schedule using mirror task properties.

Task

For option definitions, click ? or Help on the tab.

  1. To access the Mirror task properties use:
    • ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 or 4.6 — Click Menu | Systems | System Tree and select Client Tasks.
      Note: Refer to the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 Product Guide for detailed instructions on creating a new scheduled client task.
    • ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0 — Click Systems | System tree | Client Task and select an existing update task or to create a new task, click New Task.
      Note: Refer to the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0 Product Guide for detailed instructions on creating a new scheduled client task.
    • VirusScan Console, perform one of the following:
      • Select an existing mirror task, right-click and select Properties. The Mirror Task dialog box appears.
      • To create a new mirror task, select Task | New Mirror Task and a New Update Task appears in the Task list. Click the new task to open the Mirror Task dialog box.
        Note: Change the task name to something more descriptive by right-clicking the task and selecting Rename.
  2. VirusScan Console — Select an existing update task (right-click and select Properties), or create a new task (select Task | New Mirror Task, select the new task in the list).
    Tip: When you create a new client task, we recommend renaming the task with a descriptive name.
  3. Specify the log file location and format.
  4. Configure whether to get newer detection definitions, newer engine and DATs, and other available updates such as service packs, and product upgrades.
  5. Specify which executable to run after the update task has completed and whether to run it only after a successful update.
  6. Click Mirror Location to configure the mirror server destination.
  7. Click Schedule to configure when and how often the task should run. Refer to, Using scheduled tasks for details.
  8. Click Mirror Now to run the task immediately.
  9. Configure the options on the tab. For option definitions, click ? or Help on the tab.


Tab definitions


Tab Definitions
Mirror
  • Specify the log file location and format.
  • Specify which executable to run after the mirror task has completed and whether to run it only after a successful mirror.

Configuring the mirror task