Experiments are stored in a directory that is created by the Collector. To manipulate experiments, you can use the usual UNIX® commands cp, mv and rm and apply them to the directory. You cannot do so for experiments from releases earlier than Forte Developer 7 (Sun ONE Studio 7, Enterprise Edition for Solaris). Three utilities which behave like the UNIX commands have been provided to copy, move, and delete experiments. These utilities are er_cp(1), er_mv(1) and er_rm(1).They are described below.
The data in the experiment includes archive files for each of the load objects used by your program. These archive files contain the absolute path of the load object and the date on which it was last modified. This information is not changed when you move or copy an experiment.