Backup, import and restore

B2Bi provides tools for creating backup files of the following parts of your configuration:

After you create backups, you can use them in several ways:

Restoration:

  • Restore all or part of a backed-up system configuration to the B2Bi instance where you created the backup.
  • Restore a single community (and its partners) to the B2Bi instance where you created the community backup.
  • Restore a single partner to the B2Bi instance where you created the partner backup.
  • Restore a single object, or restore a selected group of objects of the same type.

Deployment and promotion:

  • Deploy or promote all or part of a system configuration to another B2Bi environment.
  • Deploy or promote a single community (and its partners) to another B2Bi environment.
  • Deploy or promote a single community as a partner to another B2Bi environment.
  • Deploy or promote a single partner to another B2Bi environment.
  • Share B2Bi partner configurations with your trading partners (if they use Axway applications).
  • Deploy or promote a single object, or selected group of objects of the same type.

Uniqueness of objects and exchange contexts

When you manage backup and restore files in Uniqueness in B2Bi, you should take into consideration uniqueness requirements.

Choose a backup type

The following table lists backup and restore types, and provides links to procedures for performing the backup or restore:

For information comparing the Community backup and System backup, see Community backup vs. system backup.

To do this From the command line From the user interface

Back up all communities and related objects to a compressed package of XML files

System backup/restore using the command line

Back up a system configuration

Restore or deploy all or part of the configuration System backup/restore using the command line Import a backed-up system configuration

Back up a specific community and its partners to a compressed package of XML files

n/a

Back up a community and its partners

Import a backed-up community and its partners n/a

Import a backed-up community and its partners

Back up (export) a community to a partner profile XML file.

n/a

Back up a community as a partner

Import one or more partners n/a Import a partner
Back up (export) a partner to a partner profile XML file. n/a

Back up a partner

Import one or more partners n/a Import a partner

Back up a single selected object or multiple selected objects of the same type:

  • Components
  • Services
  • Inbound agreements
  • Document agreements
  • Outbound agreements
n/a Back up selected objects

Restore a single selected object or multiple selected objects of the same type:

  • Components
  • Services
  • Inbound agreements
  • Document agreements
  • Outbound agreements
n/a Import / restore selected objects

Extended configuration

Back up custom components

Back up and restore a custom configuration n/a

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