You can create regular backups of your custom and the out-of-the-box content in vRealize Operations vRealize Operations Cloud. You can use this backup to restore your content or export the content while setting up another environment.

You can select the content or the configuration type that you want to export. Some content types have dependencies on other types. The dependencies, when not selected, will not be exported. Select all the required types to ensure that are no missing items when importing.


  1. From the left menu, click Administration, and then in the right pane, click Content Management.
  2. In the Export tab, select the content and configurations that you want to export. You can take a backup of the following content types and configurations available in vRealize Operations vRealize Operations Cloud.
    Note: Click Include out-of-the-box content under the Content section to include the out-of-the-box content while exporting. Click Select All under both Content and Configuration sections to select all the content and configurations respectively, while exporting.
    • Dashboards
    • Views
    • Reports
    • Report Schedules
    • Configuration Files
    • Alert Definitions
    • Symptom Definitions
    • Recommendations
    • Notifications
    • Payload Templates
    • Policies
    • Custom Groups
    • Super Metrics
    • Compliance Scorecards
    • Authentication Sources
    • Users
    • User Groups
    • User Roles
    • Integration Accounts
    • Http Proxies
    • Outbound Settings
    • Cost Drivers
    • Custom Applications
    • Custom Services
    Note: vRealize Operations Cloud does not support the export/import of Authentication Sources, Users, and Http Proxies.
  3. Click Export to create a backup.
    Note: For configurations such as Integration Accounts, Http Proxies, Outbound Settings, Users, and Authentication Sources that have sensitive information, you must set up a new password to export data. The password should be at least 14 characters long.
    The system compresses the content into one ZIP file. Once the export is complete, the Download ZIP file link is available in the Export tab.
  4. Click the Download ZIP file link to download the backup content.
    You can use the downloaded content to restore your content or export it to a different setup.

    The ZIP file generated by a certain user will not overwrite that of another user, that is, if User A generates the ZIP file after User B, the latter's ZIP file will not be overwritten.