Thursday, June 16, 2016

Backups of Configuration in API Connect / Management

Backups of Configuration in API Connect / Management

Every Client who uses API Management / Connect plans to take a regular backup of the configuration. The following is a procedure to take backups using CLI commands.


  1. Log in to the CLI for the Management server through a Secure Shell (SSH). For information on logging into, and using the CLI, see The Command Line Interface.
  2. To create a backup of an API Management configuration and user data, and store the file on an FTP server, you can use either FTP or SFTP.
    For FTP, enter the following command:
    config save apiconfig ftp  <host> [port <portnumber>] [user <username>] [file <filename>]
    For SFTP, enter the following command:
    config save apiconfig sftp  <host> [port <portnumber>] user <username> [file <filename>]
    • host - the name of the host where FTP is running and where the backup configuration file is stored.
    • port - the port number that you are accessing.
    • user - the user name that is used to log in to FTP.
    • file - the absolute path or relative path to the stored file on the FTP server.
    Restriction: When you use SFTP, you must specify a user name. Anonymous logins are not allowed with SFTP.
    To view the CLI help about the config commands, enter config help.
  3. Make a note of the user ID or password of your Management servers at the time of the backups.
    If you change your credentials in the future, you must know the correct login details when you restore the configuration. You might have to update the servers by using the API Management cloud console. Otherwise, the cloud console cannot communicate with the servers.

Note: If you are aiming at having a scheduled backup option in API Connect which takes a regular backups , as of today, there is no such option available. The only way is to use the above commands and developing scripts / cron jobs to work for your. Also, kindly note to insert the credentials into the scripts 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Decoding the Code books

As part of a Data Analysis & Interpretation Course, I had to zero on a Code book to further explore data deep into a relation between associates.

Two out of the 5 Code books caught my interest. The two are : 

1) One year data of numerous country-level indicators of health, wealth and development : This Code books is by GapMinder, a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. GapMinder collects data from a handful of sources, including the Institute  for Health Metrics and Evaluation, US Census Bureau’s International Database,  United Nations Statistics Division, and  the World Bank. 

And the Second one, 

2) Data from survey related to Political and Social Attitudes from a popular country : The 2012 Outlook Surveys, conducted by GfK Knowledge Networks on behalf of the University of California Irvine, were designed to study political and social attitudes in the United States. The project included two surveys fielded between August and December 2012 using a sample from an Internet panel.

After looking through the codebook of the GapMinder, I have decided that I am particularly interested in breastcancer and I would like to explore further if BreastCancer, the Female employ rate and alcohol consumption are anywhere associated in increasing cases of Breast Cancer from the dataset provided. 

My Research Question:
Are Employ rate in women & alcohol consumption increasing causes for Breast Cancer in women ?

Psychological Stress in the Workplace leads to higher chances of Breast Cancer in Women

While breast cancer dependence is a good starting point, I need to determine what it is about breast cancer and employrate that I am interested in. Going through the wikipedia, I found out that,  Worldwide, breast cancer is the leading type of cancer in women, accounting for 25% of all cases which I consider to be huge.  In 2012 it resulted in 1.68 million cases and 522,000 deaths. It is more common in developed countries and is more than 100 times more common in women than in men.

I decide that I am most interested in exploring the association between alcohol consumption, employ rate and breast cancer. With some exploration over the internet, I could find few resources and published articles which are researched on Job Stress and Breast Cancer and as well the Alcohol consumption and risk of Breast Cancer. Although, the Job stress is not mentioned as the Risk factors, but growing stress levels might be associated to changes in the body and that thought led me to make a thorough search towards the Job Stress & Breast Cancer link.

The following are the reference articles, I am currently looking at to find more information :  : gives me an overview on what actually is Breast Cancer and few stats : A Meta-analysis of Alcohol Consumption in Relation to Risk of Breast Cancer : Job Stress and Breast Cancer Risk : Increased Breast Cancer Risk among Women Who Work Predominantly at Night : Psychological Stress in the Workplace and Menstrual Function

This is from a preliminary exploration that had gone through and more inputs would continue to flow in as I make progress.

Comments are definitely welcome.!!