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WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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Creating a backup

Before making any changes to an existing WebSphere installation, it is wise to make a backup. You can back up WAS using the backupConfig.sh shell 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 the help for the command by typing ./backupConfig.sh -help.

Usage: backupConfig [backup_file] [-nostop] [-quiet] [-logfile
<filename>]
[-replacelog] [-trace] [-username <username>] [-password
<password>]
[-profileName <profile>] [-help]

An example of running the backupConfig.sh utility is shown below:

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