How to take a backup CABI/BOXI contents in CABI 4.1?

Document ID : KB000038320
Last Modified Date : 17/01/2019
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Introduction:
In order to take a backup of report content in CABI 4.1,  the Promotion Management Tool is used.

This document shows step by step instruction on how to take the backup of report content in CABI 4.1 and how to use a LCMBIAR file to restore report content.
Environment:
CA Business Intelligence (CABI) 4.1
All Supported Windows Operating Systems
Instructions:

1.  Log into Central Management Console using CABI/BOXI Administrator account. 

2.  Select "Promotion Management" from the 'Manage' section. 

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3.  Click on 'New Job'. 

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4.  Fill in the following information and click on the 'Create' button.

Name: Type Job Name (i.e. Backup)
Save Job in: Select a folder where you would like to store the job in.
Source: Select "Log in to a New CMS" and type BOXI System Name, User Name and Password, and then click on 'Login'.
Destination: Select "Output to LCMBIAR File". 

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5.  From a list of the displayed Objects, select Objects you would like to take backup. Then click on ' Add & Close'. 

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6.  Click on 'Promote'. 

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7.  On the displayed Promotion screen, click on 'Export' and save *.lcmbiar file. 

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Restore

1.  On the CABI server you would like to restore the backup data, log into Central Management Console using CABI/BOXI Administrator account and open the Promotion Management screen.

2.  Select Import-> Import File  and choose *.lcmbiar file that was created when report content was backed up click 'OK'. 

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3.  On the displayed Job screen, fill in the following and click on 'Create'.  

Name: Type Job Name
Save Job in: Select a folder where you would like to store the job in.
Source: Select "From File".
Destination: Select "Log in to a New CMS" and type BOXI System Name or select server name from the pull-down list, User Name and Password. Click on 'Login'

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4.  Click on 'Promote' on the Promotion job screen to begin the restoration process

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