Download and Upload Snapshots

Download and upload features enable you to save snapshots to your local file system and upload them back to the cloud. Use these features to back up and restore your content or to migrate content between development, test, and production environments.

Download Snapshots

Use the Download option to save a snapshot to your local file system. This allows you to locally store and manage snapshots you take of your system.

The snapshot downloads as an archive file (.bar). The time it takes to download depends on the size of the snapshot .bar file.

If you haven't taken the snapshot yet, you’ll need to do that first.

  1. Click Console.
  2. Click Snapshots.
  3. Select the snapshot that you want to download.
  4. Click Snapshot Actions Snapshot actions menu.
  5. Click Download.
  6. Enter and confirm a password for the snapshot. The password must be between 8 and 50 characters long and contain at least one numeric character, one uppercase letter, and one lowercase letter.

    Don’t forget this password. You’ll be asked for this password if you try to upload the file in the future. For example, you may want to restore or migrate the content stored in the snapshot.

  7. Click OK.

    What happens next depends on your browser. In Internet Explorer, for example, you browse the Save As dialog, and click Save to save the snapshot .bar file in the selected location.

    The time it takes to download depends on the file size.

Upload Snapshots

You can upload a snapshot that you previously saved on your local file system. The time it takes to upload a snapshot depends on the size of the snapshot .bar file.

When you upload a snapshot, the file itself is uploaded to your system but the artifacts stored inside the snapshot aren’t immediately available in your environment. Any snapshot you upload displays in the snapshot list. When you’re ready to do so, you can overwrite your current artifacts, such as your catalog, by restoring the snapshot.

  1. Click Console.
  2. Click Snapshots.
  3. Click the Page actions menu Page actions menu and select Upload Snapshot.
  4. Use Browse to locate the snapshot that you want to upload.

    Select the BAR file (.bar) that contains your snapshot. You can only upload snapshots taken from Oracle Analytics Cloud.

  5. Enter the snapshot password.

    This is the password that you specify whenever you download a snapshot to your local file system.

  6. Click OK.