The following options are available on the
Configuration Synchronization sub-tab.
Enabling Configuration Synchronization
Enable configuration synchronization to ensure
that each server in your
installation is automatically updated when you change configuration settings on
one of your
This eases administrative duties and keeps configuration settings across your
installation in sync.
- If you have a distributed installation, it is highly recommended
that you use this option to easily synchronize configuration settings between
Otherwise, you must export and import configuration snapshot files between
instances on each machine.
- If you select this option and you have a multi-environment
installation (in which users complete acceptance testing prior to pushing
changes into production), specify which environment this server belongs to (for
Production). Otherwise, leave the environment
- If you have multiple collections of
environments (which are considered "environment sets"), each environment in the
set requires a different name. When you are prompted, enter the name of the
environment that the server belongs to.
If you select
Enable configuration synchronization, the
Revision History button appears. This enables
you to view and manage prior configurations that have been applied. Each entry
provides a complete summary of your installation because it pulls data from the
Configuration Settings database (not just the settings from your
- Use the
Search field to find a particular snapshot of
Configuration Settings database. You can search by revision,
version, environment name, host name, or comment.
- Filter the list of snapshots using the
version drop-down lists.
View to display an entire snapshot in XML
- Select one or more rows (via CTL+click or SHIFT+click) and click
Export to save a snapshot file. You can send
this file to Support for troubleshooting issues.
- Select a snapshot from the list and click the
Revert To button to rollback to an earlier
configuration, if necessary. You are prompted to confirm that you want to
rollback to a previous configuration. If you decide to continue, you must click
Apply after the rollback is finished in order
to use the prior configuration.
- Select two rows (via CTL+click or SHIFT+click) and click
Compare to launch the comparison window, which
enables you to compare snapshots side-by-side. Differences between the
snapshots are highlighted.
- Click a column header to sort the list of snapshots by values in
- Hover over a column header and click the filter icon to filter the
list by one or more values in the column. A summary of applied filters appears
at the bottom of the dialog box.
Using Configuration Snapshots
If you decide not to synchronize your configuration, you must use
configuration snapshots to update the connection information and security
settings on each
This means you will use the
Export Configuration and
Import Configuration buttons to export your
configuration to a local file, which you can manually import into
SBM Configurator on
another server to update it with settings from the server where the export was
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