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Administrator's Guide — Chapter 30

Packaging MarkLogic Server Configurations

The MarkLogic Server Configuration Manager provides the ability to package MarkLogic Server configurations. Packaging allows you to export App Server and database configurations to a file from one MarkLogic Server host and to import those configurations from the file into another another MarkLogic Server host.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Overview of Packaging

Packaging MarkLogic Server configurations allows an adminstrator or developer to create an XML file to archive the settings associated with an application and transfer them to another machine or cluster. For example, you can transfer configuration information from a development cluster to a Q/A cluster and then on to a production cluster.

The packaging feature allows you to package App Server and database configuration properties. The configuration properties that you can put in a package are those that are intrinsic to the App Server or database. You cannot package external or related properties such as App Server code or database content. You also cannot package configuration information for related resources. For example, you cannot package configuration information for database forests, Content Processing Framework (CPF), Flexible or Database Replication, and so on. For App Servers, you cannot package the group, default user, content database, modules database, last login database, hosts, SSL certificates, and so on.

Exporting a Configuration

The following procedure describes how to export a configuration.

  1. Navigate to the Configuration Manager and select Export.

  1. Select the App Servers and/or databases for which you want to export the configurations. Provide a name for the package file to write the configuration information. Click Download Package.

Importing a Configuration

The following procedure describes how to import a configuration.

  1. Navigate to the Configuration Manager and select Import.

  2. Browse to the package file. Click Upload.

    If you are importing a resource that does not currently exist on your host, there will be no Existing Configuration information.

If you are importing a resource configuration to change that of an existing resource, you will be alerted to the differences in the configuration.

  1. If you are satisfied with the imported configuration, click Apply to apply the configuration settings to your host.

  1. If your import is successful you will receive confirmation and a link to a ticket that contains the configuration information in XML.

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