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About Archive Files

You can export object objects from the repository to an archive file (SIF) and then import objects from the archive file back into the repository. Use archive files when you want to back up sets of objects or move sets objects to another environment that shares the same physical database schema as the source environment.

You can include individual objects or entire projects in archive files. However, the Project property of objects is not included in Siebel archive files.

Archive files can be controlled by source-control software. When importing objects from an archive file, you can specify conflict resolution rules at the object level, directing Siebel Tools to ignore an imported object, replace an existing object with an imported one, or merge the two on a property-by-property basis.

If you need to back up or move the entire repository to another environment, see About Exporting and Importing Repositories.

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