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desmondchew
Creator III
Creator III

Can we backup all Qlik tasks into a JSON file in a single operation?

We have about 50+ tasks running in production. In order to backup each tasks, we have to right click a task --> Export Task --> Save the file into a JSON.

Is there a way to backup all these 50+ tasks into a zip file using either command line or GUI?

 

Thank you.
Desmond

 

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Heinvandenheuvel
Specialist III
Specialist III

Sure  Just use the command line tool : REPCTL EXPORTREPOSITORY .  It is well documented in the Replicate Userguide.

The same option to export all is available through the AEM API's but oddly enough(unforgivable?) not though it's UI best I can tell. I'll be happy to be proven wrong but I do not see it for AEM  May 2023 (2023.5.0.130)

desmondchew
Creator III
Creator III
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Are we able to restore one or two tasks if we backup using the REPCTL EXPORTREPOSITORY method? Do you have a pointer where to get details for AEM API? I hope they can build into the GUI. I checked on the AEM GUI only allow export endpoint/without endpoint for a single task.

Desmond

 

SachinB
Support
Support

Hello @desmondchew ,

 

To export tasks:

For exporting all tasks, run: repctl exportrepository
For exporting a specific task, run: repctl exportrepository task=”task:name”

Modify either command if you use a custom data directory. Example: repctl -d <custom_data_directory> exportrepository task=task_name

By default, the repository will be exported to the Qlik Replicate directory /imports. In case you want it to be somewhere else, specify the path by adding: folder_name=path at the end of the command.

Example: repctl -d <custom_data_directory> exportrepository task=task_name [folder_name=<path>]

 

Below link will help you to understand more.

Backing up or Exporting Tasks from Qlik Replicate - Qlik Community - 1909596

Hope above information is helpful.

 

Regards,

Sachin B

 

 

Heinvandenheuvel
Specialist III
Specialist III

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/enterprise-manager/May2022/Content/EnterpriseManager/EnterpriseManager_A...

 

>> Are we able to restore one or two tasks if we backup using the REPCTL EXPORTREPOSITORY method? 

The data is there, but you need a script or smart JSON aware editor like Notepad++ to extract the right parts or delete the unwanted. It's really not  too hard to write an extract script, but I don't seem to currently have one. Send beer or money for beer and I may be able to whip something up. :-). Seriously just task an intern or fresh Replicate support person to take the challenge. Should be fun and useful!

Hein.