Back up XL Deploy
We recommended that you regularly create a backup of your XL Deploy server.
Important: Back up XL Deploy before upgrading to a new version. For more information, see upgrade XL Deploy.
Important: Shut down XL Deploy before creating a back up. For more information, see, shut down XL Deploy.
Schedule backups outside planned deployment hours to ensure that the server is not being used.
To back up XL Deploy, we recommended that you back up the complete installation folder, referred to here as
XL_DEPLOY_SERVER_HOME, by compressing it in a ZIP file.
If you store the XL Deploy repository and artifacts in an external database, back up the database using the tools provided by your database vendor. If the
reporting databases are configured differently, back up both databases.
Important: Shut down XL Deploy before you restore a back up. For more information, see, shut down XL Deploy.
If you store the repository in a database server, restore the backup of the database using the tools provided by your database vendor.
Note: If you are using the default embedded database, the backup ZIP file you created will contain this database. To restore the database, replace the
XL_DEPLOY_SERVER_HOME/repository directory with the contents of the backup.
To restore your XL Deploy configuration, replace the
XL_DEPLOY_SERVER_HOME/conf directory with the contents of the backup.
To restore your XL Deploy customizations, remove the
XL_DEPLOY_SERVER_HOME/plugins directories and replace them with the backups. If you are restoring customizations after upgrading XL Deploy, review the upgrade procedure before starting. Some customizations must be redone manually because some files may change between versions of XL Deploy.