Backing up and restoring profiles

To prevent loss of data, you can backup and restore WebSphere Portal profiles running scripts from a QShell session or scheduling scripts as part of a comprehensive backup and restore strategy. The scripts are found in the default directory /QIBM/ProdData/PortalExpress/V61/Tools.


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Each WebSphere Portal configuration is known as a profile. A backup involves saving a profile and all associated data, which includes the following information:

You can also perform online backup and restores the using Backup, Recovery and Media Services (BRMS); see Systems management > Backup and recovery > Backup, Recovery and Media Services in the appropriate IBM eServerâ„¢ i5 Information Center.

If you run the scripts from a location other than the default location, specify the parameter -wasLocation IBM WAS/version/61

To backup and restore your profile:

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