Valid since:
XL Release 7.5.0

This topic describes how to perform a backup for XL Release version 7.5 and later. For XL Release version 7.2 and earlier, see Back up XL Release (XL Release 7.2 and previous versions).

Important: Regularly create a backup of your XL Release server. It is especially important to back up XL Release before upgrading to a new version.

Create a backup

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

To back up XL Release:

  1. Shut down XL release

    | Operating system | Shortcut | | —————- | ——- | | Microsoft Windows | Ctrl + c| | Unix-based systems | Ctrl + c |

  2. Compress your XL Release installation folder into a ZIP file.

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

Restore a backup

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

To restore your XL Release configuration:

  1. Shut down XL 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 a database, restore the backup of the database using the tools provided by your database vendor.