Back up Release

It is a best practice to create regular backups of your Release server. This topic describes how to create a backup and how to restore from that backup.

Create a backup

Important: Release must not be running when you are creating a backup.

To back up Release:

  1. Shut down Release

    Operating system Shortcut
    Microsoft Windows Ctrl + c
    Unix-based systems Ctrl + c
  2. Compress your Release installation folder into a ZIP file.

Note: If you store the Release repository in an external database, backup the database using the tools provided by your database vendor. Ensure that you backup both xlrelease and archive databases.

Restore a backup

Important: Release must not be running when you restore a backup.

To restore your Release configuration:

  1. Shut down Release

    Operating system Shortcut
    Microsoft Windows Ctrl + c
    Unix-based systems Ctrl + c
  2. Replace the installation directory with the contents of the backup.

Note: If you store the repository in an external database, restore the backup of the database using the tools provided by your database vendor.