When a site or site collection is loaded into Essentials, a great deal of information is cached by the product. Occasionally users need to re-purpose that information for other needs. The "Save Site to XML" functionality provides a facility for exporting this information into a commonly used format.
1.Right-click on the site you wish to save and select the Save Site to XML option from the provided menu.
2.Enter a location to store the file in the provided field. Secelt Finish to complete the operation.
As with many of Metalogix Essentials operations, users may generate a command line script by pressing the Generate Script button (refer to Scripting Reference Guide for additional information). For repetitive operations like backups, the application has been integrated with Windows Task Scheduler (WTS). WTS allows users to run jobs on a schedule, in the background, even if no user is currently logged into the computer.
Once a script is executed, the history will be available in the log viewer. Unless specified in the script all history files will have auto-generated file names as a unique string of numbers. The path to all log files is: C:\Users\[UserName]\Essentials\.metadata\appLog.
To create a new script and load it into Windows Task Scheduler:
1.Press the Generate Script button within any of the Essentials wizards.
2.The Command Line Script window will open, displaying the script for that wizard action. Press Copy to Clipboard.
3.Open Windows Task Scheduler and select the Create Basic Task option in the Actions panel.
4.Give your task a name and a description, click Next.
5.Select when you would like the task to start, click Next.
6.Set a start date and time, and how many days you would like the task to continue for. Click Next.
7.Leave the Action selection as "start program" and click Next.
8.In the Program/Script field, paste the script you copied to the clipboard in step 2. Click Next.
9.On the summary page, click Finish.
This section provides an overview of Profile and Global Variables.
Over the lifetime of the product many options and choices have been included to enable fine control over specific operations. Upon installation, the options are pre-selected with the most common settings. Users always have the option to modify these settings prior to commencing an operation, but they are automatically returned to the default state the next time the operation is run.
In some cases, users need the ability to adjust these settings or create "profiles" that contain selections for common operations that are appropriate for them. Profile Manager is the tool which allows you to create such profiles. Users may alter default profiles or create new ones. The profiles may then be selected during the corresponding operations, allowing the user to set all appropriate options at one time.