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Qlikview server backup before formatting

Hi,

I want to install a new windows server version on the qlikview server machine.

I know that i need to reinstall the qlikview server but dont want to redefine all the qlikview server setting from the beginning,

so what can i do to preserve these server setting (like security,reload plans,documents settings Etc)

Thanks in advance,

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danielrozental
Honored Contributor II

Re: Qlikview server backup before formatting

Matan, what version are you using?

If you're using QlikView 10 or 11 you need to backup the folder c:\programdata\qliktech.

That's where all settings are.

A few other things to take into consideration

- QlikView server root folder files hold license assignment information. Check the value at QEMC>System>Server>Folders

- Also backup all QVW applications and QVD files

- If you have any ODBC connections created you might want to document those before formatting.

- You can use the powertools to backup DMS authorization settings and CAL assigment just in case something doesn't copy correctly.

- If you're using NTFS as your authorization mechanism remember to use a tool that will also backup file permissions like Robocopy.

I think that covers most situations.

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Re: Qlikview server backup before formatting

Can someone please help me....

danielrozental
Honored Contributor II

Re: Qlikview server backup before formatting

Matan, what version are you using?

If you're using QlikView 10 or 11 you need to backup the folder c:\programdata\qliktech.

That's where all settings are.

A few other things to take into consideration

- QlikView server root folder files hold license assignment information. Check the value at QEMC>System>Server>Folders

- Also backup all QVW applications and QVD files

- If you have any ODBC connections created you might want to document those before formatting.

- You can use the powertools to backup DMS authorization settings and CAL assigment just in case something doesn't copy correctly.

- If you're using NTFS as your authorization mechanism remember to use a tool that will also backup file permissions like Robocopy.

I think that covers most situations.

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Re: Qlikview server backup before formatting

Thanks a lot !!!

About the first backup - the c:\programdata\qliktech folder,

After the windows and the qlikview server installation i just need to replace c:\programdata\qliktech folder with the old one?

danielrozental
Honored Contributor II

Re: Qlikview server backup before formatting

Yes, you would need to replace it after qlikview has been installed. I believe the folder won't get created until you start any of the services so you can just copy right after the install before you start any services.

If the server is changing names or IP address, make sure you go into the QEMC and correct any references to old names o IP addresses.

mclab_82
New Contributor

Re: Qlikview server backup before formatting

Hi Daniel

it is the last two points that I wonder how to do ?

- You can use the powertools to backup DMS authorization settings and CAL assigment just in case something doesn't copy correctly.

- If you're using NTFS as your authorization mechanism remember to use a tool that will also backup file permissions like Robocopy.

thank you for your answer

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