Importing/Exporting the App Configuration

This article describes how you can use CloudBerry Backup CLI to import and/or export your application's configuration (for example, when you need to apply an existing configuration to a new CloudBerry Backup instance).

Exporting the App Config

Execute the exportConfig command with the "-f" parameter to save your CloudBerry Backup application's configuration to a specified location:

C:\Program Files\CloudBerryLab\CloudBerry Backup>cbb exportConfig -f "C:\Config\config.cbbconfiguration"

Please ensure that the specified directory exists before executing this command. This command will not be able to overwrite an existing file and specifying such a file will result in an error.

Optionally, you can specify the following parameter to remove all encryption passwords that were specified for your backup plans from the created configuration file.

  • -rp Removes all encryption passwords from the application configuration file.

Without specifying this parameter, you will be required to enter these passwords to be able to import a configuration that has any encryption passwords stored in it.

Importing the App Config

Execute the importConfig command with the "-f" parameter to import an application's configuration from a specified file:

C:\Program Files\CloudBerryLab\CloudBerry Backup>cbb importConfig -f "C:\Config\config.cbbconfiguration"

Please ensure that the specified file exists before executing this command.

When importing a configuration made from a CloudBerry Backup instance installed on another computer, you can specify the following parameter to ensure that imported storage accounts will store backups in a different directory than the one used by storage accounts on another computer.

  • -m Replaces the backup prefix in imported storage accounts with the current machine name.

Listing Backup Prefixes

You can find out which backup prefixes are available for a specific account by executing the prefixes command with the "-account" parameter as follows.

cbb prefixes -account "accountName"

See Restore from Another Computer for more information about using backup prefixes.