To Export the Properties file from Virtual DataPort for the database. I would do the following steps
* In Virtual DataPort, right click on the Database and click on the ‘Export’.
* In the Export page, provide the output file path and enable the ‘Export environment specific properties separately’.
* Now I was able to see the properties file and VQL file separately in the above mentioned file location.
The above steps are similar for the view, folder and environment to export the properties file separately.
For more information, you can refer [Exporting the Server Metadata](https://community.denodo.com/docs/html/browse/7.0/vdp/administration/exporting_and_importing_the_server_metadata/exporting_the_server_metadata/exporting_the_server_metadata) section of the Virtual DataPort Administration Guide.
In general, to export the metadata from one Virtual DataPort to another Virtual DataPort, I would prefer to use the Solution Manager Administration Tool by creating the Server and revision to deploy from one environment to another environment.
To get more information related to the Solution Manager you can refer to the documentation [Creating Servers](https://community.denodo.com/docs/html/browse/7.0/solution_manager/administration/servers/creating_servers/creating_servers) and [Promotions
](https://community.denodo.com/docs/html/browse/7.0/solution_manager/administration/promotions/promotions ) section of the Solution Manager Administration Guide.
Hope this helps!