• Configuration files contain the collection and search related configuration for the SearchBlox application.

  • Configuration can be exported or imported for SearchBlox during the initial setup or upgrade and can be moved between two different SearchBlox Servers using this function.

  • On importing configuration file, all the existing data in the collections will be cleared and it is mandatory to reindex all collections.

Important Note

  • When uploading the config file, pre-existing collections will be deleted.

  • A license key is required to use this feature. Config import will work for licensed versions only.

  • Old version configuration import is NOT supported with SearchBlox 10.x versions.

You can find configuration features under SearchBlox Admin Console > Administration > Configuration


  • In Rollback Configuration, we can Revert configuration using the ` Revert` button. Revert will rollback the configuration to a previous version.

  • It will Revert the Configuration to any of the last 10 versions. SearchBlox automatically creates a backup of the configuration file with a timestamp every time a change occurs when settings are added or modified.

  • You can see all the backed up conguration files under the path: <SearchBlox-Installation-Directory>/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/confbackup


  • When exporting the config file, an XML file named exportconfig.xml with timestamp will be downloaded. This file can be imported in the current or upcoming SearchBlox build.

  • After successfully importing the config files, you will be redirected to the login page for authentication.

  • After accessing the admin dashboard, the collections uploaded from the config file will be available, and pre-existing collections will be deleted.


  • In Reset Configuration, we can reset the SearchBlox configuration to the default setup.

  • Configuration reset will also remove the Featured Results.

  • After configuration reset, SearchBlox will remain with deafult Web collection and default search settings.

  • SearchBlox user will be asked for a reason while resetting the configuration and the reason will be logged under status.log for reference.


## **Important Information on Configuration File**

  • After importing config file, reindex all the collections or schedule them so that the data gets indexed before the search is performed by users.

  • We recommend you to make a manual backup of the config file once a month (depending on how often collections are updated) by exporting and saving the current file.

  • This config file can be uploaded when upgrading or reinstalling, or when replicating setup on another server.

  • The password can be reset by removing `signed=" true"` or by replacing the existing encrypted password in `<SEARCHBLOX_INSTALLATION_PATH>/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/config.xml` with the password in the following line: