Recreate environment (from database)

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Recreate environment (from database)


This option allows you to recreate a Bizagi production environment parting from an existing database.

Through it, Bizagi will automatically create your project's Work Portal and Scheduler in an underlying .NET platform (with an IIS web application).


This is a useful option especially when the Bizagi server in which your project was set up, has suffered any damage due to an external reason (i.e useful in a business continuity plan), and you can rely on a running database service of your project (or a stored backup of it, in order to restore your Bizagi system to a previous state).



Notice that using this option does not automatically activate a previous license.

Therefore, you may want to ensure you have the license at hand, and contact Bizagi support if you require any additional help.


Before you start

If you do not have a database service of your project up and running, but a full database backup instead, note that you will need to first restore that backup in the database server.

The procedure described below parts from having your project's database up and running, so that a new Bizagi server can connect to.



To use the Recreate from database option, the following steps are carried out:


1. Install Automation Server in the new target server.

Install Automation Server edition in the machine which will be set as the new Bizagi server.

Notice that such server requires access to the database server (where the database to recreate from is)




Take into account that you require installing Automation Server with the matching Bizagi version under which your Production environment is running.


2. Open the Management Console

Open the Management Console in the recently installed machine. In the Welcome to Bizagi window, select the Projects option.





3. Use the Recreate from database option.

Click on the Recreate from database icon at the left-hand options:




Bizagi will launch a wizard for this procedure.

In this wizard window, enter the connection details to your Production database.





In this window, enter the following information (similarly as when creating a new project).


If you are using a SQL Server database, enter:

Server: The name of the Database Server containing the SQL Server instance.

Database: The name of your project. Bizagi will create a database with this name. 

Login name: A login account to access the SQL Server instance

Password: The password for the specified Login name.


Otherwise, if you are using an Oracle database, enter the following for the Login as Bizagi Admon information:

Service: Access to your Oracle instance, specified as "databaseServer:port/serviceName".

Password: Password for the BizagiAdmon user.


Enter the following for the access to the existing database (user schema):

User name: The name of the existing Bizagi's user schema.

Password: Password for the specified user name.

Confirm Password: The same Password specified above (confirmation).


Click Next to start with the recreation of the environment. Bizagi will prompt for confirmation.






Bizagi will automatically create the Work Portal and Scheduler service (as when creating a local new project). Remember that in order to perform such tasks, it is necessary to launch this option with an authorized account which is member of the Administrators groups at the server.





A message will show when the operation has been completed. Click Finish to close it.

At this point, your new Bizagi server is set up and connected to that database.