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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Catalog Service
  4. Content Management Service
  5. Data Integration Service
  6. Data Integration Service Architecture
  7. Data Integration Service Management
  8. Data Integration Service Grid
  9. Data Integration Service Applications
  10. Interactive Data Preparation Service
  11. Enterprise Data Preparation Service
  12. Informatica Cluster Service
  13. Mass Ingestion Service
  14. Metadata Access Service
  15. Metadata Manager Service
  16. Model Repository Service
  17. PowerCenter Integration Service
  18. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  19. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  20. PowerCenter Repository Service
  21. PowerCenter Repository Management
  22. PowerExchange Listener Service
  23. PowerExchange Logger Service
  24. SAP BW Service
  25. Search Service
  26. System Services
  27. Test Data Manager Service
  28. Test Data Warehouse Service
  29. Web Services Hub
  30. Application Service Upgrade
  31. Appendix A: Application Service Databases
  32. Appendix B: Connecting to Databases from Windows
  33. Appendix C: Connecting to Databases
  34. Appendix D: Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Backing Up a PowerCenter Repository

Backing Up a PowerCenter Repository

When you back up a repository, the PowerCenter Repository Service stores the file in the backup location you specify for the node. You specify the backup location when you set up the node. View the general properties of the node to determine the path of the backup directory. The PowerCenter Repository Service uses the extension .rep for all repository backup files.
  1. In the Administrator tool, click the
    Manage
    tab >
    Services and Nodes
    view.
  2. In the Domain Navigator, select the PowerCenter Repository Service for the repository you want to back up.
  3. On the
    Manage
    tab
    Actions
    menu, select
    Repository Contents
    Back Up
    .
  4. Enter your user name, password, and security domain.
    The Security Domain field appears when the Informatica domain contains an LDAP security domain.
  5. Enter a file name and description for the repository backup file.
    Use an easily distinguishable name for the file. For example, if the name of the repository is DEVELOPMENT, and the backup occurs on May 7, you might name the file DEVELOPMENTMay07.rep. If you do not include the .rep extension, the PowerCenter Repository Service appends that extension to the file name.
  6. If you use the same file name that you used for a previous backup file, select whether or not to replace the existing file with the new backup file.
    To overwrite an existing repository backup file, select Replace Existing File. If you specify a file name that already exists in the repository backup directory and you do not choose to replace the existing file, the PowerCenter Repository Service does not back up the repository.
  7. Choose to skip or back up workflow and session logs, deployment group history, and MX data. You might want to skip these operations to increase performance when you restore the repository.
  8. Click OK.
    The results of the backup operation appear in the activity log.