Exporting and Importing the Server Metadata¶
You can export the metadata of the Server for backup purposes or to re-create the same metadata in another Virtual DataPort server. You can also export the metadata of one Virtual DataPort database or even just a single element.
The export process can store the metadata in:
A single file, which will contain the VQL statements to recreate the metadata.
Two files: one that contains the VQL statements to recreate the metadata and another one that contains the value of the parameters that depend on the environment where the Server is running.
Or, to a Repository of files where the VQL statements that create each element are stored in a different file. Only use this option if you want to store the metadata on a version control system that is not supported by Virtual DataPort. To store the metadata in one of a supported VCS, use the VCS integration of the administration tool (see section Version Control Systems Integration)
The following sections explain how to:
Export the metadata from a Server (section Exporting the Server Metadata)
Import it (section Exporting and Importing Elements Across Different Environments).