Backup and Restore

The Backup & Restore option allows Hero_Flow administrators and privileged automation designers to export and import Hero_Flow’s metadata. 


Automation Hero recommends not changing the file name or contents of an exported backup. 

If the file name must be changed, the English alphabetic characters, digits, and underscore character are supported.

Export Backup

Export the metadata within Hero_Flow to an outside file system.

To export Hero_Flow artifacts:

  1. Select Administration from the navigation menu.
  2. Select Backup & Restore.
  3. Click Export backup.

  4. Select a file system type:
    • Dropbox
    • FTP
    • S3
    • SSH
    • Hero Flow File System
    • OneDrive File System

  5. Select a matching Connection or click Create new to add a new file system Connection.
  6. Select a location in the file system to export the backup.
    Click Next.
  7. Mark the entities to export.

    Categories available for export:

    • Tuple Store Data
      • Buckets (only exporting the schema but no data)
      • Data (exporting the schema and the data
        • Individual versions of Tuple Store data can be selected.
    • All Entities
      • Connections
      • Inputs
      • Outputs
      • Flows
      • Docker containers
      • Docker images
      • JavaScript functions
      • Users
      • Certificates
      • Settings

    Click OK to start the export.

    If a top level category (example: All Flows) is selected, all entities in that category will be exported.  

The export begins and a status window is displayed.

When complete, the export arrives in the file system as a .zip file with the title: Backup_<TIME STAMP>.zip

Restore Backup

Restore the metadata within Hero_Flow from an outside file system.

To restore Hero_Flow artifacts:

  1. Select Administration from the navigation menu.
  2. Select Backup & Restore.
  3. Click Restore backup.

  4. Select a file system type where the backup is located:
    • Dropbox
    • FTP
    • S3
    • SSH
    • Hero Flow File System
    • OneDrive File System

  5. Select a matching Connection where the backup is located or click Create new to add a new file system Connection.
  6. Select the Hero_Flow artifact backup file.
    Click OK to begin downloading the backup file.

  7. If any artifacts from the backup are already present in Hero_Flow, a window is displayed that allows the user to mark which artifacts should be overwritten.
    Click OK to finish restoring a backup.

           The artifact restoration begins and a status window is displayed.