Control Center provides a mechanism to export the Orchestrator configuration settings to a local file. You can use the mechanism to take a snapshot of your system configuration at any moment and import this configuration into a new Orchestrator instance.
About this task
You should export and save your configuration settings regularly, especially when making modifications, performing maintenance tasks, or upgrading the system.
Keep the file with the exported configuration safe and secure, because it contains sensitive administrative information.
- Log in to Control Center as root.
- Click Export/Import Configuration.
- Select the type of files you want to export.
If you select Export plug-in configurations and the plug-in configurations contain encrypted properties, you must also select Export server configuration to successfully decrypt the data when importing.
- (Optional) Enter a password to protect the configuration file.
Use the same password when you import the configuration later.
- Click Export.
Orchestrator creates an orchestrator-config-export-hostname-dateReference.zip file that is downloaded on your local machine. You can use this file to clone or to restore the system.
If you choose to clone the Orchestrator instance, you must not import the database settings to the cloned Orchestrator. You must configure a connection to a different external database, instead.