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How to Perform Routine Ephesoft Transact Backups

On a Daily Basis:

  1. Create a backup of the Ephesoft Transact system database by executing command:mysqldump -uephesoft -pephesoft ephesoft2 > ephesoft_daily_12082011.sql

Note: In this example, the database is being saved to a file that reflects its status as a daily backup, and includes the date information (12/08/2011). For additional details, please review the Create a Full Database Backup article on the Microsoft support site.

  1. Backup the SharedFolders directory
    • “EphesoftSharedFolders” Folder: The SharedFolders directory and the databases are the two primary pieces required to bring the server up. This folder also contains custom batch classes and training.

At Major Upgrade Junctures:

Copy the Ephesoft Transact installation folder to a backup location. The critical items that need to be added to the backup directory are:

  1. “C:EphesoftApplicationWEB-INF” Folder: Application-specific configuration options and workflow customizations, if any. This folder will also include, META-INF folder, “lib” folder and web.xml file which may be modified for customizations.
  2. “C:EphesoftApplicationapplicationContext.xml” File: Includes the services enabled and disabled i.e. email import service can be enabled here.
  3. “C:EphesoftApplicationlog4j.xml” File: Includes logging settings for the application
  4. “C:EphesoftApplicationi18n” Folder: Include UI language files including custom locales.
  5. “C:EphesoftApplicationimages” Folder: Include UI image files. Customer may have their own logos.
  6. “C:EphesoftDependencieslicense-utilephesft.lic” File: The license file used for the system
  7. “C:EphesoftReportephesoft-reportingMETA-INFdcma-performance-reporting” Folder: includes configuration and customizations for reporting module
  8. “C:EphesoftJavaAppServerconf” Folder: Includes configuration files for Java Application Server.
  9. “C:EphesoftDependenciesOpenLDAP” Folder: Includes OpenLDAP database and configuration files.
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