Creating a deployment archive

Use the following task to create a deployment archive.


  1. In IBM Cognos Administration, on the Configuration tab, click Content Administration.
  2. On the toolbar, click the New Export icon New export icon.
  3. Enter Name for the archive.
  4. Select the content you want to include in the archive:
    • To export specific folders and directory content, click Select public folders and directory content.
    • To export the entire content store, click Select the entire content store. If you select the entire content store, you can also select Include user account information.
  5. Click Next.
  6. If you clicked Select the entire content store, enter a password to be used when you import the content, and then click OK.
  7. If you clicked Select public folders and directory content:
    1. On the Select the Public folders content panel, click Add.
    2. On the Select entries panel, in the Available Entries box, select the packages or folders that you want to export.

      You can browse the Public Folders hierarchy and choose the packages and folders that you want. Click the Add icon Add icon to move the selected items to the Selected entries box, and click OK.

    3. For each package and folder that you export, do the following, and then click Next:
      • If you want to make any changes to the package or folder in the target environment, click the Edit icon Edit icon, make your changes, and click OK.
      • To restrict access to the package or folder and its entries, select the check box in the Disable after import column. This is useful when you want to test the reports before you make them available in the target environment.
      • Under Options, select whether you want to include the report output versions, run history, and schedules and what to do with entries when there is a conflict.
    4. On the Select the directory content panel, select the options that you want, and click Next.
    5. On the Specify the general options panel, select the options that you want, and click Next.
    6. On the Specify a deployment archive panel, select an existing deployment archive from the list, or create one.

      If you are typing a new name for the deployment archive, do not use spaces in the name. If the name of the new deployment specification matches the name of an existing deployment archive, the existing deployment archive is overwritten.

  8. Review the summary information and click Next.
  9. Under Actions, select Save and run once.
  10. On the Run with options panel, select Now and click Run.


A deployment archive is created in the deployment directory where you installed IBM® Cognos® Analytics.