PowerCenter Repository Maintenance

PowerCenter Repository Maintenance

Creating a PowerCenter Repository Backup File

Creating a PowerCenter Repository Backup File

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.
  1. In the Administrator tool, click the Domain tab.
  2. In the Navigator, select the PowerCenter Repository Service for the repository you want to back up.
  3. On the Domain 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 back up 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 back up operation appear in the activity log.