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[SOLVED] HELP!!! Is there a way to search for a fex name

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October 13, 2020, 09:59 AM
RobertF
[SOLVED] HELP!!! Is there a way to search for a fex name
We may have deleted a number of fexes...or accidently copied to another folder. Is there a simple way to search an environment for a particular file name?

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October 13, 2020, 10:41 AM
Frans
Fex on Domains or Reporting server?


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October 13, 2020, 12:02 PM
RobertF
domains...or both! The fear is someone either accidently delete or moved a bunch of fexes somewhere....


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October 13, 2020, 12:10 PM
RobertF
is there a way to automate the creation of a daily export of everything..and maybe have Report Caster run it at the end of each day?

Hoping there is a way to search though...


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October 13, 2020, 12:45 PM
FP Mod Chuck
Robert

From the web interface under the drop down for your log in there is an option to use the Legacy Home Page. Then you can right mouse click on the Domains folder and there is a search option. For the reporting server the best way is to get directly on the system and use the search tool of your choice. I need to research automating the daily export but I think there is a way. I will get back to you on that.


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October 13, 2020, 04:03 PM
Waz
If its in your repository, hopefully you have backups of the DB.


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October 13, 2020, 04:22 PM
RobertF
So, we were told our TEST and DEV are backed up daily...no weekly or monthly snapshot is kept. Does it work this way at your organization? So files were relatively newly developed stuff - not in production --was deleted late in the day yesterday...unknowingly. The next day (today) we realized the fexes were gone, but since there were not there last night, they could not be restored by our IS team...


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October 13, 2020, 05:15 PM
RobertF
THANKS WAZ!!!!!

Legacy HOme / Search...FOUND THE FILES. Somehow were copied to another folder. THANKS.

Now we must find a way to package the entire domain into an export each night and maybe schedule via Report Caster or something. That should cover us in case something is ever really lost.


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October 13, 2020, 05:18 PM
Waz
FYI,

In the old/legacy interface, we have had many occurrences of files and folders accidentally dragged and dropped to other locations.


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October 13, 2020, 05:40 PM
Waz
Its a bit complicated, but there are ways.

What your install like ?, is it single tier or multiple ?

I have seen calls from the command line exporting packages.

You may have to open a case with Tech Support.


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October 13, 2020, 05:41 PM
Waz
BTW, Chuck the moderator suggested the search.


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October 14, 2020, 08:13 AM
RobertF
Chuck, WAZ...all I know is THANK YOU BOTH!

What we now want to do is the equivalent of:
1) Create a new Export file (usually done by Right Click and provide an export name) We of course would like the name somehow automatically assigned by the 'automated process'.

2) We would drag our root Domain into the export and create a package.

3) We would like they export creation process to be able to be scheduled and run at a set time each day...perhaps via Report Caster?


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October 14, 2020, 08:47 AM
Wep5622
Perhaps this is a good opportunity to investigate whether any of the (limited number of) version control systems supported by WF82 would be useful to you.

With such a system in place, as long as you regularly commit your changes to the VCS, you can always revert the deletion of those files. You'd have a lot less reason to panic Wink

It's also helpful in many other ways. There's plenty of documentation on that.


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October 14, 2020, 11:46 AM
RobertF
right now we have to live with only the daily backups that are overwritten and / or manually creating and export of the entire domain, naming it(20201014export) and repeating each day.

We really want to automated that process if possible. Its our only option at the moment..all we control is creating exports.


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October 14, 2020, 03:39 PM
Waz
Is your installation on a Windows Server ?

Take a look in ibi\WebFOCUS82\utilities\cm, there are batch files for import and export.

I would suggest setting up a (windows) schedule to run a modified batch file daily to export your repository.

The export can be easily created, all that is needed is the folder and a scenario file in it.


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