Migrating from SaaS to On-Premise

The way this works is first we do a local installation. We verify the installation works correctly. Then we replace the database and data directory with the one provided by us from your SaaS account.

Complete and verify your local installation

Install Celoxis on your server. Verify that you are able to login and you can see the sample data on your dashboard. There is no need to configure your email server, authentication, etc. as of now. You can do that after your data is restored.

Download your SaaS backup files

You will be provided with a link to download the database and the documents. You will see two files:

  • database.backup.zip - the backup of the database
  • data.zip - the backup of the documents you have uploaded

Unzip the backup files

Download the two files and unzip them. You should now have 2 directories :

  1. A database.backup directory
  2. A directory called data. Verify that this directory has two sub-directories indices and documents.

Restore the database backup and data directory

  1. Navigate to Top MenuAdminSite Settings and look for the database name and data directory under Server Information. See this example for more information.
  2. Stop Celoxis.
  3. Drop the existing database.
  4. Recreate the database using the same database user that Celoxis will use to connect to the database.
  5. Restore the database. Instructions are provided later in this chapter.
  6. Delete your data directory (recorded in step 1) and copy the data directory that you obtained after unzipping data.zip to that location.
  7. Assuming your data directory is at C:\celoxis\data, run the following sql: update db_config set value='C:\celoxis\data' where name='local_storage_root'
  8. Assuming you will access Celoxis as http://celoxis.acme.com:8888, run the following sql: update db_company set server_name='celoxis.acme.com:8888'
  9. Start Celoxis.
  10. Update site settings like email settings, etc.

Restoring your database


pg_restore -Fc -d <dbname> -O -U <username> database.backup

Microsoft SQL Server

Using Enterprise Manager, right click on the database node and choose Restore from All Tasks. Use the database.bak provided.


Please contact your Oracle DBA.