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Synchronization

Authorization

In order to be able to access this chapter, you need the SynchronizationFiles permission.

To make it easier to setup multiple EVA environments, it's possible to export and import certain parts of configuration in EVA. These areas include:

  • Roles (including functionalities)
  • ScheduledTasks
  • RecurringTasks
  • Settings
  • Cookbook
  • Stencil
  • Symphony
Synchronization via API

Although easiest via Admin Suite, you can also make your synchronization via API.

Create a synchronization file

To start off the synchronization process, you first create a file containing all the areas of configuration which you would like to export.


The result of the Create file action, comes in the form a URL. This is the URL of a blob containing all the data you'll need in the following step. Simply clicking Done will automatically save the URL to your clipboard.

Blobs expire

For safety reasons, generated blobs expire after 30 minutes. If absolutely necessary however, they can be downloaded and locally stored or manually hosted - just paste the URL in your browser.

Compare synchronization files

You'll now have to login to the environment you'd like to export the configuration to. After logging in, go to Synchronization once more, but now use the Compare tab. This tab accepts the same URL from step 1 and will allow you to compare the differences between the two environments before making any permanent changes.

To make it easier, use the Only show deviations slider, so as not to get overwhelmed by any configuration options which are already the same in both environments.

The result will be an overview of all the areas you selected in step 1, at least where they are different from one environment to the next.


Click the area in the sidebar to check the differences for the various areas. Each area features a different modal, best suited to displaying its configuration. Remember that you can finetune all the configuration options here directly; you do not have to accept the values.

Once you're certain these are the stencils, settings, etc. you wish to import, click Save & Continue.