Exporting Projects

Exporting ALM projects or template projects enables you to take project data from an ALM server, and back it up to another location or another media device. For example, you may want to create self-contained project image files that are backed up on a USB storage device or DVD. You can send the media device to an ALM server in another location, and import the project files.

Before you start

Before exporting a project, consider the following guidelines:

  • If you export an ALM project that has extensions installed, all data from the project is exported, including data for the extensions. You can only import such an exported project to a server that has the relevant extensions installed.

  • There must be adequate disk space available in your home directory on the ALM client machine to temporarily store the exported project file, even if you choose an alternate location for saving the file.

  • You will not be able to import the project onto the original server, if a project with the same PUID exists on that server.

  • Exporting large projects may take some time. It is recommended to perform this operation during off-peak hours.

  • If the project was not part of Lab Management, when restoring access to the project:

    • Details about test runs will not be included in the Usage Reports.
    • Timeslot information and project settings information are lost.
  • For details on importing projects, see Import projects.

Export a project file

When you export a project file, it is saved and exported in ZIP format.

  1. In Site Administration, click the Site Projects tab.

  2. In the Projects list, select a project, and click the Export Project to Project File or Export Template to Project File button . Alternatively, right-click the project and choose Export Project or Export Template. If the project is active, you are prompted to deactivate it. For details, see Deactivating and Activating Projects.

  3. The Save As dialog box opens. Select the directory where you want to save the project data. Type a name for the project in the File name box. By default, the data is saved as an ALM Project Export file (.qcp).

  4. Click Save to save the project data as an ALM Project Export file.