The data stored in your CLC Workbench is in the areas you have defined as CLC Data Locations. You could choose to back these up directly or by exporting all the data to a zip file or zip files. That is:
- Make a backup of each of the folders represented by the locations in the Navigation Area. Here, if you needed to recover the data, later, you could put the data folder you get from backup on your system, configure that folder as a data location in your Workbench and choose to re-index that location.
- Select all locations in the Navigation Area and export to zip format. The resulting file will contain all the data stored in the Navigation Area and can be re-imported into CLC Genomics Workbench if you wish to restore from the back-up.
For large amounts of data, the first of the above options above will likely be more suitable, whereas for small amounts of data, the second option will often be more suitable.
The only data files associated with the CLC Genomics Workbench not within a specified data location are BLAST databases. It is unusual to back up BLAST databases as they are usually updated relatively frequently and in many cases can be easily re-created from the original files or re-downloaded from public resources. If you do wish to backup your BLAST database files, they can be found in the folders specified in the BLAST Database Manager, which is started by goin to Toolbox | BLAST | Manage BLAST databases.