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

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2018

Applies to:

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


Trying to use to produce an archive of the catalog

This is the syntax suggested:

runcat.cmd/ -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

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

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

runcat.cmd/ -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

Must specify an absolute path


Missing or bad option "-outputFile".


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