Use the exportProfile command to export the profile values for the specified object(s). The resulting profile information is either written to the specified file, or to stdout if no file is provided. Specify the object(s) to be exported by specifying their type and then either their name or id.

You can use the importProfile command to import the resulting XML file into another sphere.

Command Syntax

btmcli exportProfile -t objectType
                     [-n name] [-v version] | [-id id]
                     [-o fileName]
                     -s sphereUrl -l username:password
Name Long Name Description
-n -name The name of the object whose profile you want to export.
-t -type The type of the object whose profile you want to export. Type can be one of the following: deployment, service, interface, endpoint, container, DEPLOYMENT, SERVICE, INTERFACE, ENDPOINT, or CONTAINER.
-V -version The version of the service object whose profile you want to export.
-id -- The sphere ID of the object whose profile data you want to export.
-o -outputFile Specifies a file into which the results of the export will be placed.
-s -sphereUrl The URL of the sphere.


This flag is not required if you have set the AP_SPHERE_URL environment variable for your sphere.

-l -userLogin The username and password associated with the sphere, in the format: username:password. This set of credentials must belong to a user in the btmadmin role.

See Security Options in Accessing CLI Commands for information on furnishing login credentials.

You can encrypt passwords using the encryptPassword command.


The following command exports profile information for all containers.

btmcli exportProfile -t CONTAINER -o C:\Home|myContainers
                     -s http://localhost:8080/btmcentral/sphere/ -l admin:pass