Back up Categories, Taxonomies, and Cluster Jobs

You can back up categories, taxonomies, and cluster jobs (snapshots, cluster results, and spectrographs) either by submitting an action, or by using the IDOL Admin interface.


During the backup process, Category stores temporary files in the directory that you can configure with the BackupDir configuration parameter. It stores the final backup file in the path that you specify.


While Category is processing a BackupServer action, you cannot add, change, or remove categories, or run cluster jobs. You can, however, run actions that do not affect the data that is backed up. For example, you can use the ClusterResults, ClusterSGDataServe, CategoryQuery actions.