31. Server Configuration Migration

    CloverDX Server provides means to migrate its configuration (e.g. event listeners, schedules, etc.) or parts of the configuration between separate instances of the Server. A typical use case is deployment from test environment to production - this involves not only deployment of graphs, but also copying parts of the configuration, such as file event listeners, etc.

    Configuration migration is performed in 2 steps - export of the configuration from the source Server, followed by import of the configuration at the destination Server. After exporting, the configuration is stored as an XML file. The file can be modified manually before import, for example to migrate only parts of the configuration. Additionally, the configuration file can be stored in a versioning system (such as Subversion or Git) for versioning of the CloverDX Server configuration.

    Configuration is automatically imported from sandbox_configuration.xml files when creating a new sandbox. For more details see Sandbox Configuration Import.

    It is recommended to perform import of configuration on a suspended CloverDX Server and to plan for maintenance. Additionally, it is recommended to backup the CloverDX Server configuration database before the import.

    The following items are parts of the Server Configuration and can be migrated between servers:

    Permissions for Configuration Migration

    Whether a user is entitled to perform a configuration migration is determined by Server Configuration Management permission; this permission has two sub-permissions: Export Server Configuration and Import Server Configuration (see Groups permissions for further information on permissions). These permissions are of higher priority than permissions related to a particular migrated item type - so even if the user does not have a permission, for example to list Server’s schedules, with Export Server Configuration he will be allowed to export all of defined schedules. The same is true for adding and changing items with the Import Server Configuration permission.