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Automatic backup of workflow in pam 4.3

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  • 1.  Automatic backup of workflow in pam 4.3

    Posted 04-07-2016 02:29 AM

    Hi ,

     

    I am aware that we need to take a db backup as a Maintenance for pam. I want to know is there any new feature in 4.3 where workflow process can be auto backed up instead of doing manual work??



  • 2.  Re: Automatic backup of workflow in pam 4.3
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    Posted 04-07-2016 09:03 AM

    No, there is no feature in PAM 4.3 to auto-backup the database or the processes.  From within the PAM library you can export processes and directories to an XML file, but that is also a manual process.



  • 3.  Re: Automatic backup of workflow in pam 4.3

    Posted 04-11-2016 10:13 AM

    Hi,

     

    I don't know if this would count as an automatic backup, but I have been using the CAPA SOAP API to do backups of all my processes on a scheduled basis for a while now.

    Using the SOAP exportObject operation to perform an export on all sub-folders under / into an XML file in a specific directory, and then zipping it up.

     

    I'm still on 4.1, but I'm assuming a similar API call still exists in 4.3

     

    Here is an example of the SOAP call that I use, based on the Web Services Reference Guide page 126.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Ian

     

    <soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:itp="http://www.ca.com/itpam">

      <soapenv:Header/>

      <soapenv:Body>

          <itp:exportObject>

            <itp:auth>

                <itp:user>USERID</itp:user>

                <itp:password>PASSWORD</itp:password>

            </itp:auth>

            <itp:folderName>/</itp:folderName>

            <itp:isAbsolute>false</itp:isAbsolute>

            <itp:level>2</itp:level>

            <itp:downloadFileName>

                <itp:downloadLocation>C:\</itp:downloadLocation>

                <itp:fileName>TestExport.xml</itp:fileName>

                <itp:overwriteFile>true</itp:overwriteFile>

            </itp:downloadFileName>

            <itp:filter>

            </itp:filter>

          </itp:exportObject>

      </soapenv:Body>

    </soapenv:Envelope>