Configure and Run the Backup Task

To configure and run a new task for database backup, review the steps in Configuring and Executing Tasks. The form for this task includes an additional field called Backup location, which requires you to enter the path to a directory where you want to store backup data, shown in Figure: "Admin - Export databases for backup Task with Directory Location".

Figure: “Admin - Export databases backup Task with Directory Location”

When the task runs it exports backup data to the path specified in the Backup location field. The directory you input will contain .bak files of the following databases:


all related data that make up components within the repository manager


general administrative configurations such as scheduled tasks, email server configuration


all user and access rights management content

All backup files are presented in the timestamp format based on the time the task was started.

After you complete the database export and store the files in a secure location, you can restore the exported files.