Dynamic Naming of OBIEE 12c Service Instance Exports

exportServiceInstance will export the RPD, Presentation Catalog, and Security model (application roles & policies etc -- but not WLS LDAP) into a single .bar file, from which they can be imported to another environment, or restored to the same one at a later date (e.g. for backup/restore).

To run exportServiceInstance you need to launch WLST first. The following demonstrates how to call it, and embeds the current timestamp & machine details in the backup (useful info, and also makes the backup name unique each time).

To include the timestamp and hostname in the bar file:

import time, socket  
ts=time.strftime('%Y%m%dT%H%M%S',time.localtime())  
hostname = socket.gethostname()  
ip = socket.gethostbyname(hostname)  
exportServiceInstance('C:/app/oracle/fmw/user_projects/domains/bi/','ssi','c:/',('C:/%s_%s_%s' % (hostname,ip,ts) ))  

All in one line:

import time, socket;ts=time.strftime('%Y%m%dT%H%M%S',time.localtime());hostname = socket.gethostname();ip = socket.gethostbyname(hostname);exportServiceInstance('C:/app/oracle/fmw/user_projects/domains/bi/','ssi','c:/',('C:/%s_%s_%s' % (hostname,ip,ts) ))  

On bash, including WLST invocation

/app/oracle/biee/oracle_common/common/bin/wlst.sh <<EOF
import time, socket;ts=time.strftime('%Y%m%dT%H%M%S',time.localtime());hostname = socket.gethostname();ip = socket.gethostbyname(hostname);exportServiceInstance('/app/oracle/biee/user_projects/domains/bi/','ssi','/home/oracle',('/home/oracle/%s_%s_%s' % (hostname,ip,ts) ))  
EOF  

Robin Moffatt

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