Backing up flows

Hi,
I am backing up the flows in my PROD environment manually by doing an RMB- Export flows on the Server Manager interface (see attached image)
Is there a way of automating this because I won’t be there every day to do it?
Thank you.

Hi,

all contents of the Flow server are in the Data folder. If you want to backup everything you could set up a windows server to backup that folder.

If you want to backup just flows then its folders FlowServerObjects and Workflows

You could also create a scheduled machine flow to backup your flows (Oh the inception! :slight_smile: ) by using the File Connector and Zip operations / Add folder to zip file and pointing it to the folder you want to backup and creating the name of the destination zip file in flow (with time stamp)

Hope this helps!

B R
Ivan

Many thanks for the reply. If I use the first option; doing a daily automated backup of the folders FlowServerObjects and Workflows from that Data folder; if that server gets wiped (worst case scenario) is it just a case of dropping that folder into the same location on a different PC that is the Novacura Flow host server?
Then I can fire up Studio and all the flows will be there?
The backup that I perform manually (from my screen cap() results in a single file with an “fzip” extension.

Hi,

yes if you take those 2 folders to any server installation (of the same version) and paste it to its FlowServerObjects and Workflows folders, that other server would get all the flows.
One more thing maybe worth backing up would also be the Connectors folder (Connectors dont change that often and if the connector that is used in the flow is not present, studio would make you remap…but still it would be easier if everything matches).

Opening that fzip (in any zip program, this case its 7Zip) shows that it contains FlowServerObjects, Workflows and EnvironmentConfiguration folders


But i personaly never backed up EnvironmentConfiguration folder as it contains only logo, theme and languages data (but you can do that too since its very small)
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Hope this helps!

B R
Ivan

Thanks for the replies. I can’t use a flow to do the backup because I don’t have the FileSystem connector.
I will have to use a Windows task instead and copy the FileServerObjects" and “Workflows” folders.