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adlisval
Contributor III
Contributor III

Qlik Sense - Batch Backup APPs (qvf)

Hi,

Using Qlik Sense February 2018.

I'm looking for a backup solution for 2 years now, very hard to believe that such function doesn't exist.

Here's the scenario for using a backed up app (qvf):

- I have 100 apps, 90 published and 10 unpublished.

- An app gets corrupted.

- I want to recover the app from a qvf backup I made 5 days ago (so I don't care about the data in the app).

The question is:

How to backup all my 100 apps every 5 days, as qvf files, in batch?

I know is possible to export each app as qvf, manually, from the QMC, but as it can be seen from the scenario, that cannot be considered a reasonable solution.

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kaanerisen
Creator III
Creator III

Hi Adli,

Backup proccess is very clear on documentation. You can write a batch file to get backup of QS database and content files.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2018/Subsystems/PlanningQlikSenseDeployments/Content/Deplo...

If you just need to backup just report files, you can get them in App folder which is located in Shared Content Folder.

File names in that folder is AppIDs. If you change the extensions of the files as ".qvf" they would become importable.

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kaanerisen
Creator III
Creator III

Hi Adli,

Backup proccess is very clear on documentation. You can write a batch file to get backup of QS database and content files.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2018/Subsystems/PlanningQlikSenseDeployments/Content/Deplo...

If you just need to backup just report files, you can get them in App folder which is located in Shared Content Folder.

File names in that folder is AppIDs. If you change the extensions of the files as ".qvf" they would become importable.

adlisval
Contributor III
Contributor III
Author

Thank you Kaan.

This was the missing piece of information: "If you change the extensions of the files as ".qvf" they would become importable."

For others who want to backup only the apps and recover from a backed up app:

1. Backup the App folder which is located in Shared Content Folder.

2. The apps from the above folder are named with the app's IDs. To identify what ID has the app you want to recover, go to HUB -> Monitoring Apps -> Operations Monitor -> Apps and search the name of the app in the "App details" section.

3. To recover the app:

     a) go to your backed up version of the apps folder

     b) copy the file with the ID you just discovered at step 2

     c) paste it to another location and rename it with the extension "qvf" (i.e. if the name is "ifhgd-ih2-34jk-ijt34kjk", rename it to  "ifhgd-ih2-34jk-ijt34kjk.qvf")

     d) import the renamed file by going in the QMC -> Apps, click Import and choose the renamed file

More about importing apps: https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/April2018/Subsystems/ManagementConsole/Content/import-apps.htm

More about backup: https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2018/Subsystems/PlanningQlikSenseDeployments/Content/Deplo...

Thank you Kaan, again.