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Backing up the Configuration of a Search Interface

You can create and save an XML configuration file that contains the values for all the parameters that you can change from the Interface Editor for the current search interface.

It is a best practice to create backup XML configuration files before making changes to your search interfaces. You can then easily roll back to previous configurations using the backup files.

To back up the configuration of a search interface

  1. Access the Interface Editor (see Opening the Interface Editor).

  2. Click the Search Interfaces tab.

  3. In the Current Interface drop-down list, select the search interface for which you want to make the configuration backup.

  4. On the menu, select Advanced.

  5. In the navigation panel on the left, select Deployment.

  6. Under Download the search interface xml, click Download.

    CES creates and initiates the download of an XML file containing the configuration for the current search interface.

  7. Rename and save the downloaded file to a folder of your choice so that you can easily find it and identify its content if you ever need to restore this configuration.

To restore a backup configuration for a search interface

  1. Access the Interface Editor (see Opening the Interface Editor).

  2. Click the Search Interfaces tab.

  3. In the Current Interface drop-down list, select the search interface for which you want to restore a backup configuration.

  4. On the menu, select Advanced.

  5. In the navigation panel on the left, select Deployment.

  6. Under Upload the search interface xml:

    1. Click Browse, and then select the backup XML configuration file that you wish to restore.

    2. Click Upload to import the search interface configuration.

  7. Open the search interface to validate that the backup configuration restoring gives expected results. Use the Interface Editor when you need to make adjustments.