PowerCenter Repository Maintenance

PowerCenter Repository Maintenance

Restoring a PowerCenter Repository

Restoring a PowerCenter Repository

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.
  1. In the Navigator, select the PowerCenter Repository Service that manages the repository content you want to restore.
  2. On the Domain tab Actions menu, click Repository Contents > Restore.
    The Restore Repository Contents options appear.
  3. Select a backup file to restore.
  4. Select whether or not to restore the repository as new.
    When you restore a repository as new, the PowerCenter Repository Service restores the repository with a new repository ID and deletes the log event files.
    When you copy repository content, you create the repository as new.
  5. Optionally, choose to skip restoring the workflow and session logs, deployment group history, and Metadata Exchange (MX) data to improve performance.
  6. Click OK.
    The activity log indicates whether the restore operation succeeded or failed.
    When you restore a global repository, the repository becomes a standalone repository. After restoring the repository, you need to promote it to a global repository.