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Backing Up Workbench 5 Jobs

Backing up DataSet jobs is an often overlooked task when using Workbench. You may be wondering why jobs need to be backed up if they’re stored in the Domo cloud. Accidents can happen. Jobs can be accidentally deleted by Workbench users, which will also permanently delete them from the cloud. Further, if the account is accidentally removed from Workbench, all jobs are deleted from the cloud. Exporting your jobs ensures you have a fallback option in the event of a problem.

Your exported job files should be stored somewhere safe, as they can contain secure information including API keys, queries, database and/or filenames, etc. Treat them the same as you would passwords or financial information.

Training Video - Backing Up Jobs

Learn how to back up your Workbench jobs.

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Note: The product training videos are for Domo customers and clients only.

To back up jobs in Workbench 5,

  1. Open Workbench 5.

  2. Click wb5_more_icon.png in the icon bar.

  3. Click Export in the left-hand navigation pane. (If this pane does not appear when you click wb5_more_icon.png, click wb5_hide_subtab_icon.png to open it.)

  4. Click Save to, then choose where you want to save your exported jobs on your machine.

    Note: It is recommended that you switch jobs between computers. Please set up new jobs on each computer.
  5. (Optional) If you would job export files to be categorized by Workbench account, check the box that reads Create a new folder for each account.

  6. Check the boxes for all jobs you want to export. 

  7. Click Export Jobs.

To import jobs back into Workbench,

  1. Open Workbench 5.

  2. Click wb5_more_icon.png in the icon bar.

  3. Click Import in the left-hand navigation pane. (If this pane does not appear when you click wb5_more_icon.png, click wb5_hide_subtab_icon.png to open it.)

  4. Under "Select backup file," in the menu, select the Workbench account you want the imported jobs to be associated with.

  5. Click Browse then navigate to the files you want to import.

    All files you select appear in the pane in the Jobs to import area at the bottom of the screen.

  6. Click Import to pull the files into Workbench.