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This topic describes how to export and import the application configuration in the Controller. Application export/import allows you to back up just a single application configuration in the Controller (as opposed to the entire Controller instance, as described in Controller Data Backup and Restore). 

Other configuration artifacts can be exported as well. For Java entry points, custom match rules, and exclude rules, see Configuration Import and Export API. For JMX configurations, see Configure JMX Metrics from MBeans.

What Settings Can Be Exported? 

You can export a business application configuration and import it as a new business application. The two applications can be on the same or different Controllers. If on different Controllers they must be using the same major version of AppDynamics.

The export is in the form of an XML file that includes:

  • Snapshot collection settings
  • Call graph settings
  • Error configuration
  • Stall configuration and Business Transaction thresholds
  • HTTP and SQL Data gatherer settings
  • Tier and Node definitions
  • Custom entry point configurations for Business Transactions
  • Metric baselines
  • Information point configurations

The configuration information does not include:

  • Users
  • User preferences
  • Dashboards
  • LDAP configuration
  • Email/Notification configuration
  • Policies
  • Databases & Remote Services
  • Schedules

Exporting and Importing the Application Configuration

To export the application, select the application you want to export in the Applications List and choose Actions > Export.

You must have an Administrator user role to import an application configuration. You can import an application from the Application Dashboard by clicking Import Application and selecting the XML file that was exported.

Application import will not work over HTTPS if you use a self-signed SSL certificate. Use a trusted, CA-signed certificate. See Controller SSL and Certificates


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