This requires accessing files on your server.
What would be the best method to back up iDashboards in the event of a server crash?
Its always a good practice to back up the iDashboards Repository Database and the iDashboards Installation directory. These two items will contain all of the information related to your installation. The iDashboards repository database stores the following information:
- Other system related information
The iDashboards Repository Database will be a relational database with a set of tables that your organization set up during installation. You can check the db.url property of the ivizgroup.properties file in the <install directory>\ivizgroup\config folder for the location of the repository. The iDashboards Installation directory is referred to as the ivizgroup directory. It is also essential as it stores the following information:
- Connection information to the repository database (ivizgroup.properties)
- All application images (content, graphics, previews)
- The iDashboards license file (config)
- The iDashboards log files (logs)
- JDBC drivers to data sources (drivers)
The iDashboards Installation directory is just a directory and set of sub directories on the server hosting iDashboards. In case of a server crash, you can do a fresh install of the application server and the iDashboards war files on the server. Then restore the repository database and the ivizgroup directory and point the application server to the ivizgroup folder. This will get the application up and running in a short amount of time. Please contact iDashboards Support for further assistance.