Backing Up Webtrends Analytics Analysis Data

Explains how to back up and restore Analytics data.

When you create a profile backup job for a Webtrends Analytics profile, Webtrends backs up the analysis data for the profile. (After you restore, you can then regenerate your report data for the period after the backup by running an analysis based on the restored profile.) You can create backup jobs automatically for all new profiles or create them manually for individual profiles. Webtrends stores all data from backup jobs in the Backup Repository.

Note: When you first create a profile backup job, Webtrends also automatically backs up the configuration settings for the entire Web Analysis module. Configuration backups are used for reference by Support when recreating an older configuration. You cannot restore configuration data from a configuration backup. When you create a configuration backup, Webtrends does not display the backup in the Available Backups list.

To create profile backups for all future Webtrends Analytics profiles:

  1. In the left pane, click Administration > Application Settings > System Management > Backup/Restore > Backup Options .
  2. Select the New profiles will have backup jobs created check box. Webtrends creates a backup job for each subsequent profile you create. The backup event runs every 24 hours.

To create a backup job for a single profile:

  1. In the left pane, click Scheduler > Scheduled Jobs .
  2. Click New.
  3. In the Job Type dialog, click Backup Job.
  4. In the Profile dialog, select the profile you want to back up.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the General dialog, type a description for the backup job. The description should identify the job as a backup job and link it to the correct profile.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Host Binding and Priority dialog, specify whether you want the backup job to run on any available host, or, if you have host groups configured in your distributed installation, select a host group. Host groups help you manage system resources in a distributed installation, and are defined in Administration > Application Settings > System Management > Host Groups .
  9. Select a job priority level. The job priority determines which jobs run first when multiple jobs are assigned to the same computer or host group. If all jobs are set to the same priority, jobs run in the order they enter the queue.
  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Schedule dialog, specify when and how often you want the backup job to run. By default, backup jobs run once per day.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Review the summary in the Summary dialog. Click Save to schedule the backup.

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