Backup Cognos Content Store


To prevent loosing developed reports in a Cognos environtment it is important to make a backup of the complete Content.


Log in Cognos as administrator

Click on Launch >> Administration >> Configuration >> Content Administration

Click on “New Export”

Choose “Entire Content Store” and choose also for “Include user account information”.

Choose a name for the new archive and set the password.

After that choose to run once, schedule the job or just save.

When choosen to schedule make sure you run it daily.

The created zip-file is stored in the Cognos directory structure.

For example when Congos is installed on Red Hat: /opt/cognos8/c8/deployment


With a crontabjob you can move this file to a backup location everyday.

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