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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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Creating a backup

Before making any changes to an existing WebSphere installation, it is mandatory practice to make a backup before an upgrade is applied. You can backup WAS using the backupConfig.sh/bat command. This will create a ZIP file of your full WAS configuration in case there are problems and you need to resort back to a previously known copy. If you run backupConfig.sh without any parameters, it will automatically create a date and time-stamped .zip file.

You can get help for the command by typing the following command:

  • For Linux:
    ./backupConfig.sh help
    
  • For Windows:
    backupConfig.bat help Usage: backupConfig [backup_file] [-nostop] [-quiet] [-logfile<filename>] [-replacelog] [-trace] [-username <username>] [-password <password>] [-profileName<profile>] ...

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