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Creating Snapshots of the App Controller Configuration

Oct. 08, 2015

A configuration snapshot represents all the App Controller settings and certificates at a specific time. If you saved a snapshot from an earlier version of App Controller, you cannot import the snapshot to a more recent version of App Controller. You can only import snapshots for the same version. For example, if you upgrade from AppController 2.6 to App Controller 2.8, you cannot import the Version 2.6 snapshot to Version 2.8.

When you install App Controller for the first time, App Controller creates a snapshot of the configuration automatically. Then, you can take snapshots at different periods of time, such as after you add and configure apps, roles, categories and workflow settings.

You can import a snapshot to App Controller. You can also export a snapshot and save it to your local computer.

When you export a snapshot, the name is generated automatically. The file type is BIN (.bin).

A benefit of the snapshot feature is that you can easily restore your configuration settings if, for example, you need to reinstall App Controller. You can export a snapshot to your computer and then import the snapshot back to App Controller. If the snapshot you import has a different network configuration, such as IP address, you can use the command-line console to run Express Setup to change network settings.

You can use Release Management on the Settings tab in the management console to import and export snapshots. You can also use the command-line console to import and export snapshots.

To export a snapshot

  1. In the App Controller management console, click the Settings tab.
  2. Under System Configuration, click Release Management.
  3. In the details pane, under Updates, select a snapshot.
  4. In the lower-right corner, click Export.
  5. Click OK to save the file.

To import a snapshot

  1. In the App Controller management console, click the Settings tab.
  2. Under System Configuration, click Release Management.
  3. In the lower-right corner, click Import.
  4. In the Import snapshot dialog box, click Browse, navigate to the snapshot and then click Open.
  5. Click Upload.

    The snapshot uploads to App Controller and then App Controller restarts.

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