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
You can get help for the command by typing the following command:
backupConfig.bat help Usage: backupConfig [backup_file] [-nostop] [-quiet] [-logfile<filename>] [-replacelog] [-trace] [-username <username>] [-password <password>] [-profileName<profile>] ...