I'm trying to figure out a good way to automatically backup my qvw files on our customer's QlikView server. The customer has an automated backup system and we could of course configure it to take backups of all files in the QlikView prouction documents folder. The only problem I see is that the qvw files contain gigabytes worth of data. Is there any smart way to have a windows script or something similar to purge the data from the qvw files before they are backuped?
How have you configured backups in the QlikView environments you maintain?
I have set up a sceduled task, which starts the attached QVW file every day. It runs a macro on post reload, which opens all documents, one by one, remove all data and save it to a folder specifed in a variable / excel spreadsheet.
If you have any other files like txt or excel, you can specify those for backup as well. I don't know if it is the best approach for backup, and It can probably be done in several other ways, some better than others, but at least this is a workable solution :-)