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Back Up ElastiCube and Dashboards

Before changing the ElastiCube or dashboards, create a backup copy. This backup copy can then be used to roll back your changes, if needed.

In this article:

Creating an ElastiCube backup copy

To create a copy of the ElastiCube:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > SiSense > SiSense ElastiCube Manager.
  2. Click File.

  1. Click Save ElastiCube As.

    You are prompted to save the file with a name and location of your choosing. The ElastiCube file is saved with the .ecube extension.

  1. Click Save.

Restoring ElastiCube from a backup

You can use a backup copy to restore ElastiCube.

To restore ElastiCube from a backup:

  1. Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder where the ElastiCube .ecube files are located.
  2. Rename the current ElastiCube file in order to distinguish it as a file no longer in use, for example, rename QS_ ElastiCube.ecube to the name QS_ ElastiCube_archive_1.ecube.
  3. Rename the ElastiCube file that is now to be used as the current one as QS_ ElastiCube.ecube.
  4. From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > SiSense > SiSense ElastiCube Manager.
  5. Click File.

  1. Click Open ElastiCube File.

  1. Click Build .

  1. Select Build Entire ElastiCube and click Build .

Creating a dashboard backup

Before changing an existing dashboard, create a backup of the dashboard so you can always roll back your changes.

To create a backup of a dashboard:

  1. Open CloudShell Portal and click Insight.

  1. Select the dashboard and click theOptions button. Click Export.

  1. The dashboard downloads to your default download folder and is saved with a *.dash extension. For example: "AutomationSuites.dash".

  1. Repeat step 2 until the dashboards are exported.

Importing a dashboard from a backup

To import a dashboard from a backup:

  1. Open CloudShell Portal and click Insight.

  1. Click the Options button and then click Import Dashboards.

     

  1. Browse to the folder containing the exported dashboard.

    The dashboards have *.dash file extensions.

  1. Select the dashboard file and click Open.
  2. In the Import Dashboard window, click OK.
  3. Repeat steps 2 through 5 until you have imported the dashboards.