Backing up data from the CLC Workbench

CLC Workbench data is stored in CLC File Locations. To back up all of your CLC data, back up each of your CLC File Locations (option 1). To back up smaller amounts of data, export selected data elements to a zip file (option 2).

Option 1: Backing up a CLC File Location

Each CLC File Location is associated with a folder on the underlying file system. Hovering the mouse cursor over a CLC File Location (Image location), i.e. a top level folder in the Navigation Area, reveals a tooltip containing the location of that file system folder. Backing up that folder equates to backing up a given CLC File Location.

To recover the data later, retrieve the folder from backup and add it as a CLC File Location (see Adding locations).

Note: If the original CLC File Location is still present, the copy from backup will not be added. If you wish to add the folder from backup as a new CLC File Location, the options are:

CLC File Location information is stored in an XML file called model_settings_300.xml located in the settings folder in the user home area. Further details about this file and how it pertains to data locations in the Workbench can be found in the Workbench Deployment Manual:

Option 2: Export a folder of data or individual data elements to a CLC zip file

This option is for backing up smaller amounts of data, for example, backing up certain results, or backing up a whole CLC File Location, that contains a small amount of data.

To export data, click on the Export (Image previous_folder_16_n_p) button in the top toolbar, or go to:

        File | Export (Image previous_folder_16_n_p)

Choose zip as the format to export to.

The data to export to the zip file can then be selected.

Further details about exporting data this way is provided in Export of folders and data elements in CLC format.

To imported the zip file back into a CLC Workbench, click on the Import (Image Next_Folder_16_n_p) button in the top toolbar and select Standard Import, or go to:

        File | Import (Image Next_Folder_16_n_p) | Standard Import

and select Automatic import in the Options area.