Managing Database Backups
|Acrolinx Server||4.5 or later|
A database backup is a complete export of your entire terminology database as an XML file. A database backup contains all terminology entries as well your entire data model .
Images that you’ve added to terminology entries aren’t part of the data model and aren’t included in the terminology backup. Instead, they’re stored in the directory %ACROLINX_CONFIGURATION_ROOT%\server\www\uploadedImages\ and must be backed up manually.
Use database backups and a copy of the images folder to back up your terminology data, or to copy a terminology database to another installation.
Important: Make sure that you restore a backup within the same Acrolinx Server version and not across Acrolinx Server versions. An Acrolinx Guidance Package update automatically migrates your data so don't restore your backup to migrate your data.
To open the database backups page:
Creating a Database Backup
You can back up your entire terminology database or just the data structure without the terms. The data structure includes any custom categories or fields that you’ve created as well as your import and export configurations. You might back up the data structure without the terms if you want to create a test version of your terminology database on another server.
To create a database backup, follow these steps:
- ( Only follow this step if you want to back up the data structure without the terms ) Select the option Back up the data structure only .
- Click Create Database Backup .
Restoring a Database Backup
You can restore a database backup by uploading the backup file in the Dashboard. When you restore a database backup, all existing term entries, duplicate detection rules, layout configurations, custom fields, and categories are overwritten.
To restore a database backup, follow these steps:
- Locate the database backup file using the Browse button.
Restore Database Backup
Tip: The backup file has the format 'terminology-dump-YY-DD-MM-HRS-MIN.xml' meaning it looks something like 'terminology-dump-2016-02-25-16-39.xml'.
In the security dialog that appears, enter the word
Tip: This type of dialog is an extra precaution to prevent you from overwriting your terminology database unintentionally.
The import operation starts and a confirmation prompt appears when the import has completed.
Restart all servers (for more information on how to restart servers, see the Acrolinx Server
Attention: If the configurations of all installed language servers aren’t reloaded, the term help files don’t load correctly.