Using Migration

You export artifacts to create backups that can be used to restore the service or to migrate applications across environments; for example, from a test environment to a production environment or to help set up a new service instance. You can export or import all the artifacts in the service or a combination of the artifacts.

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Artifacts are organized into two Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud categories:

  • The Groups and Membership category contains the Native Directory artifact which contains information about users, groups, and predefined roles.
  • The Enterprise Data Management category contains the artifacts:
    • Repository Data which contains all data within the system such as applications, data chains, enterprise data, and requests.
    • Data Grants which contains permissions that associate users and groups with the data they can access.

These are considerations for different environments when you import artifacts.

  • If importing artifacts into a new environment with the same users and groups, import the artifacts in this order: Native Directory, Repository Data, and Data Grants. For example, if you are importing artifacts from a test environment to a production environment import the Native Directory first and then the Repository Data, and Data Grants.
  • If importing into an existing environment with the same users and groups, import the artifacts in this order: Repository Data and Data Grants.

    Note:

    The Native Directory is not required.
  • If importing into an existing environment with different users and groups, import the Native Directory first and then the Repository Data.

    Note:

    Do not import the Data Grants. After import you can define user and group permissions to access data objects.

To migrate artifacts, see Using Migration for EPM Cloud Services.

Note:

If you import one artifact at a time, import the artifacts in this order, Native Directory, Repository Data and Data Grants.

Note:

To ensure data integrity, when you perform a migration task other users are prevented from performing any operations in the service while the migration is running. A message is displayed that a service administration task is in progress, and users are returned to the home screen.