Using Runcat.sh to Produce Online Archive of Catalog Does Not Work (Doc ID 1376542.1)

Last updated on APRIL 26, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] to 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] [Release 11g]
Business Intelligence Server Administrator - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] to 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to use runcat.sh to produce an archive of the catalog

This is the syntax suggested:

runcat.cmd/runcat.sh -cmd archive -folder <path{:path}> [-noTimestamps] [-noPermissions] [-dontRecurse]
       -[force]outputFile <output file>
       ( (-offline <path of catalog>) | (-online <OBIPS url> -credentials <credentials properties file>) )

Basic Arguments
-[force]outputFile <output file>        The report file

Optional Arguments
-noTimestamps                   Don't include timestamp information in archive
-noPermissions                    Don't include permission information in archive
-dontRecurse                      Just archive the immediate contents of the given folders, not the entire

subtrees
-folder <path{:path}>          Which folders in the catalog to archive

Common Arguments
-offline <path of catalog>
-online <OBIPS url>
-credentials <credentials properties file>

Example
runcat.cmd/runcat.sh -cmd archive -offline c:\oraclebi\data\web\catalog\paint -outputFile c:\temp\shared.arc -folder /shared


The documentation is not very clear on the syntax to use for each parameter of the command.  Varying attempts to get this to work, tweaking the parameters, result in one of the following errors:

Unable to login to https://servername.com/analytics/saw.dll?

Must specify an absolute path

or

Missing or bad option "-outputFile".

Cause

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