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IBM WebSphere - Archive a Checkpoint

If you don't know what a checkpoint is, check out our getting started article. This also assumes that you've created one or more full checkpoints or Delta checkpoints.

WebSphere does not have a built in feature that can be used to archive a checkpoint. Instead, archiving a checkpoint is a manual process where you copy the checkpoint files to a backups directory on one of your servers. Then, if you ever need to restore a checkpoint that has been archived, you simply  move the checkpoint files back into the appropriate location on your WebSphere server and restore the checkpoint.

When a full or delta checkpoint is created, two files will be created. One is a metadata file, and the other is the actual contents of the checkpoint. The metadata file is located at was_home/profiles/profile_name/config/cells/cell_name/repository/checkpoints/checkpoint_name/checkpoint.xml and the actual contents file is located at was_home/profiles/profile_name/checkpoints.

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