Restoring (regular) the WFA database using the CLI

You can do a regular restore of the OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) database that you backed up previously by using the command-line interface (CLI). In a regular restore, you can only restore the WFA database.

Before you begin


  1. At the shell prompt, navigate to the following directory on the WFA server: WFA_install_location/wfa/bin
    wfa_install_location is the WFA installation directory.
  2. Restore the WFA database: wfa --restore --user=user_name [--password=password] [--location=path]
    • user_name is the user name of the admin or architect user.
    • password is the password of the user.

      If you have not provided the password, you must enter the password when prompted.

    • path is the complete directory path to the restore file.
  3. Verify that the restore operation is successful and WFA is accessible.