bdmeyer Super Contributor.
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How does importing an ARB work?

I just had an 'interesting' experince.

I created 6 queries, and 6 corresponding trends on a test server.

On the production server, the folder that the similar, but older content exists under is named:


on the test server, the new content is under a folder named:


I exported the folder and it's content as an ARB from the Test server.

I then imported the ARB into the production server.

I discovered when it was done that I no longer had a folder on the Production server named:


It seemed to have been replaced by:


This means I lost a long term trend, and broke alot of related content, which I don't know if our admin has backups of or not.

I am very interested in what I may have done wrong. This was pretty much the entire purpose of the test server, was to develop content on it, then import it into the prod server.

I had no idea it could remove content during an import.

The names of the trends and queries were identical, but they were in a different folder. (FolderName2)


Thank-You in advance for any education.

-= BDM

-= Bruce
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Acclaimed Contributor.. Shaun Acclaimed Contributor..
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Re: How does importing an ARB work?

Did you create new queries & trends on the test server or did you export them as a package from the production server?

It sounds like your groups / trends / queries had the same UUID which would cause them to be overrwritten when you import them from a package.

Respected Contributor.. david.bergeron@ Respected Contributor..
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Re: How does importing an ARB work?

When creating a new package, make sure the Format is export and Exclude Reference IDs
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