Downloading, Uploading, and Migrating 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.

Downloading 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.

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

  1. Click Console.
  2. Click Service Administration Manage Snapshots.
  3. Select the snapshot that you want to download.
  4. Click Manage Snapshot.
  5. Click Download.
  6. Enter and confirm a password for the snapshot. The password must contain at least 8 characters.

    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 in the selected location.

    The snapshot downloads as an Oracle Business Intelligence archive file (.bar).

Uploading Snapshots

You can upload a snapshot that you previously saved on your local file system.

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, overwrite current artifacts, such as your catalog, with information from the snapshot. See Restoring from a Snapshot.

  1. Click Console.
  2. Click Service Administration Manage Snapshots.
  3. Click Upload Snapshot.
  4. Use Browse to locate the snapshot that you want to upload.

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

  5. Enter the snapshot password.

    You set the password during the download process.

  6. Click OK.

The uploaded snapshot is displayed in the list of saved snapshots. To restore from a snapshot, see Restoring from a Snapshot.

Migrating Snapshot Data

You can migrate content users have created in one Oracle Analytics Cloud environment to another environment, using snapshots. For example, you may want to move pre-production content to a production environment.

  1. Download the snapshot that you want to migrate to your local file system.
  2. Sign in to the target system and upload the snapshot.
  3. Select the newly uploaded snapshot in the list of saved snapshots.

    To migrate content, see Restoring from a Snapshot.

  4. Activate connection information:
    1. In Console, click Service Administration, and then click Manage Connections.
    2. Select a connection, click Edit, and then OK to save the connection information in this environment.
    3. Repeat, if you have more than one connection.