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

Model Repository Backup and Restoration

Model Repository Backup and Restoration

Regularly back up repositories to prevent data loss due to hardware or software problems. When you back up a repository, the Model Repository Service saves the repository to a file, including the repository objects and the search index. If you need to recover the repository, you can restore the content of the repository from this file.
When you back up a repository, the Model Repository Service writes the file to the service backup directory. The service backup directory is a subdirectory of the node backup directory with the name of the Model Repository Service. For example, a Model Repository Service named MRS writes repository backup files to the following location:
<node_backup_directory>\MRS
You specify the node backup directory when you set up the node. View the general properties of the node to determine the path of the backup directory. The Model Repository Service uses the extension .mrep for all Model repository backup files.
To ensure that the Model Repository Service creates a consistent backup file, the backup operation blocks all other repository operations until the backup completes. You might want to schedule repository backups when users are not logged in.
To restore the backup file of a Model Repository Service to a different Model Repository Service, you must copy the backup file and place it in backup directory of the Model Repository Service to which you want to restore the backup. For example, you want to restore the backup file of a Model Repository Service named MRS1 to a Model Repository Service named MRS2. You must copy the backup file of MRS1 from
<node_backup_directory>\MRS1
and place the file in
<node_backup_directory>\MRS2
.
When you back up and then delete the contents of a Model repository, you must restart the Model Repository Service before you restore the contents from the backup. If you try to restore the Model repository contents and have not recycled the service, you may get an error related to search indices.