Cognos BI 10.2.2
Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Server
What files should I save in a backup folder, before I apply a fix pack or do a upgrade of a Cognos BI 10.2.x installation?
If you have done advance tuning to the Cognos functions then this files are maybe updated;
You should keep a copy of the original file you change with the ending .org like system.xml.org. Then you should copy your updated file with a ending like .ibm – then if the fix pack overwrites your system.xml file you have a copy of the file in system.xml.ibm, that you can copy back after the updated.
If you have done report customization then there is this files you need to make a copy off;
|GlobalReportStyles.css||8.x styles||Classes that were used in IBM Cognos 8 BI|
|GlobalReportStyles_none.css||Simplified styles||Classes that have minimal styling defined, useful for financial reports|
|GlobalReportStyles_1.css||1.x styles||Classes that were used in IBM Cognos ReportNet|
|GlobalReportStyles_10.css||10.x styles||Classes in the default style sheet for IBM Cognos 10 BI|
They are in this folders
|<c10_install>\bin\||The file in this location is used by Report Server for PDF and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software outputs.|
|<c10_install>\webcontent\schemas\||The file in this location is used by IBM Cognos Viewer for HTML output.|
|<c10_install>\reportstyles\||The file in this location is not currently used.|
|<c10_install>\webcontent\reportstyles\||The file in this location is used by Report Studio.|
Then you also may backup this files if you made changes there:
You should also export a unencrypted cogstartup.xml file from each servers Cognos Configuration. Save this file in a separate folder like d:\temp\cogstartup backup 20171124.xml
Include the date, when you saved the file, in the filename.