Hello… Atif Hameed here for Lodestar Solutions. As business analytics coaches, it is our passion to talk about things that make your job easier, save you time, and even more importantly, save you & your company money! Today, we are going to talk about the subject of your TM1 development environment and backing up your server. This subject seems trivial on the surface but if you are faced with a negative situation, it can be very costly and stressful.
Most production servers are backed up on a daily basis but some TM1 development environment servers are neglected when it comes to setting up daily or weekly backups. We can think of two reasons why it is important that our readers should consider setting up this backup. First, the development server has things changing and updating on a daily basis. There are solutions being created and some of these solutions have taken a long time to develop. Time is money and it is highly imperative that this development effort gets preserved. Loss of any progress can also be very demoralizing to the development team. Secondly, if there are multiple people developing in the server, you could be wiping out each other’s work if things are not coordinated properly. If there are periodic backups setup for your TM1 development environment, things can be restored and potential issues can be avoided.
Planning in advance and setting up a server backup using a simple TI that zips the data directory once or twice a day is a very simple but important suggestion. It can save a lot of headaches and help you sleep better knowing that you’ve got your bases covered.