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Creating a restore point

Updated on August 25, 2021

Use the prpcServiceUtils tool to create a restore point to mark a significant point in time for your system so that you can later roll back changes made after that point. For example, you can create a restore point before you import an application.

Before you begin:

When you roll back to a restore point, Pega Platform uses history records to return most of the system to the restore point state. Not every change creates a history record. Review the information in Using restore points to enable error recovery to ensure that you understand the limitations of restore points.

You must have a running Pega Platform instance to use the prpcServiceUtils tool.

Follow these steps to create a restore point:

  1. Configure the common properties of the file.

    Property name Value URL for the REST service, specified in the following format:

    http:// <hostname> : <port> / <context> /PRRestService/

    For example: http://myhost:8080/prweb/PRRestService operator name on the target system with access to REST services. password of the specified operator.

    The host name of the REST proxy server. Do not use localhost as the host name.

    The port for the REST proxy server.

    The operator name on the REST proxy server with import and export access.

    The password of the REST proxy operator.

    The domain of the REST proxy server.

    The workstation ID for the REST proxy server. REST response type, either xml or json. The default value is json. Rollback, restore point, and update access group operations support only json.

    Enter the full path to the temporary directory. Leave this blank to use the default temporary directory. For more information about temporary directories, see Temporary files and temporary files directories .

  2. Configure the restore point action:

    The system automatically creates the restore point name.

  3. Enter a descriptive restore point label of no more than 64 characters:
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Run the prpcServiceUtils.bat or script with the manageRestorePoints option, for example:
    prpcServiceUtils.bat manageRestorePoints

    Optional: Pass one or more arguments.

    prpcServiceUtils script argument Value
    connPropFileThe full path to the file that includes information for multiple targets.
    poolSizeThe thread pool size. Default is 5.
    requestTimeOutHow long the system waits for a response before failing with a time-out error. Default is 300 seconds.
    jobIdFileThe path to the job IDs file that is generated by the asynchronous operation.
    propFileThe full path to the properties file, to override the default

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