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.

Important:

Keep the file with the exported configuration safe and secure, because it contains sensitive administrative information.

Procedure

  1. Log in to Control Center as an administrator.
  2. Click Export/Import Configuration.
  3. Select the type of files you want to export.
    Note:

    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.

  4. (Optional) : Enter a password to protect the configuration file.

    Use the same password when you import the configuration later.

  5. Click Export.

Results

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.

Note:

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.