You can restore metadata from a repository binary backup file. When you restore a repository, you must have a database available for the repository. You can restore the repository in a database that has a compatible code page with the original database.
If a repository exists at the target database location, you must delete it before you restore a repository backup file.
Informatica restores repositories from the current product version. If you have a backup file from an earlier product version, you must use the earlier product version to restore the repository.
Verify that the repository license includes the license keys necessary to restore the repository backup file. For example, you must have the team-based development option to restore a versioned repository.