Backing up data and configuration files for Cognos TM1

This topic describes how to backup your data and configuration files for IBM® Cognos® TM1® version 10.2 components.

About this task

Each Cognos TM1 component has its own set of related data and configuration files. Review and follow the steps below to backup the data and configuration information for the components you are using.

For example:

  • For each IBM Cognos TM1 server you are running, backup your Cognos TM1 data directory and configuration files.
  • If you are using Cognos TM1 Web, you should back up the related data and configuration files for that component.
  • If you are using Cognos TM1 Applications, you should export your applications and backup any other related files.


  1. Export configuration settings from IBM Cognos Configuration:

    If you used the Cognos Configuration utility to run and manage your Cognos TM1 components, such as the Cognos TM1 Admin Server, Cognos TM1 servers, or the Cognos TM1 Application Server, you can save an XML file of your configuration information.

    1. Open Cognos Configuration.
    2. Click File > Export As.
    3. Select a location and enter a file name for the XML file.
    4. Click Save.
  2. Back up Cognos TM1 Server databases:

    Save a copy of the contents of your IBM Cognos TM1 database data directories and subdirectories to a secure location. These directories contain both data and configuration files. For example, the Cognos TM1 sample database directories and subdirectories are located here:


  3. Back up additional Cognos TM1 configuration files:

    Save a copy of any Cognos TM1 configuration files you may want to retain, such as the Cognos TM1 Admin Server logging properties file,, located in the <TM1_Install>\bin\directory.

  4. Back up Cognos TM1 Web:

    If you use Cognos TM1 Web, backup the tm1web_config.xml file and any custom Cognos TM1 Web server pages to a secure location. The default location for these files is:



  5. Back up Cognos TM1 Architect and Cognos TM1 Perspectives:

    If you are using Cognos TM1 Architect or Cognos TM1 Perspectives, save the Tm1p.ini client configuration file from:

    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Applix\TM1\
    • %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Applix\TM1\

    In most cases, the full paths to these files are:

    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Applix\TM1\Tm1p.ini
    • C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Applix\TM1\Tm1p.ini
  6. Back up Cognos TM1 Applications:

    If you use Cognos TM1 Applications, see the following steps to backup the related data and configuration files.