Business Objects XI backups

A number of clients perform their backups in different ways. I always recommend the following:

  • Shut down all BOE services
  • Backup the CMS database
  • Backup the FRS
  • Restart BOE

This will give you a good full backup.

In addition to this, you can use the Import Wizard to create BIAR files. These can be done more frequently and will allow you to restore individual objects more quickly. If you are running XIR2, the BIAR process is manual. If you ar on XI3, this process can be automated via the command line.

In the main however, we prefer to recommend the use of version control tools such as EQM for restoring deleted reports or universes. You do have the latest production version in version control don’t you?

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