Howto Rebuild Nessus Plugin Database
For my job I use the Nessus Vulnerability scanner from Tenable and once in while when I start Nessus I get the website saying ” Please wait, bla bla Compiling plugins…”
And this keeps on going for a while and this keeps on going even if I restart the “Tenable Nessus” service. So when this happens there is something wrong with the plugin database. Could be because of a sudden reboot of Windows (thanks to autoreboot of windows update..) or because of a failed update of Nessus.
Either way, the quick fix is this:
Windows (as admin)
> net stop "Tenable Nessus" > cd \Program Files\Tenable\Nessus > nessusd -R > net start "Tenable Nessus"
Linux/Unix (as root)
# service nessusd stop # /opt/nessus/sbin/nessusd -R # service nessusd start