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.
In the Administrator tool, click the
Services and Nodes
In the Domain Navigator, select the PowerCenter Repository Service for the repository you want to back up.
Enter your user name, password, and security domain.
The Security Domain field appears when the Informatica domain contains an LDAP security domain.
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.
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.
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.
The results of the backup operation appear in the activity log.