At some point, you might need to export all of the object configuration parameters into a plain text file, either for synchronizing or backuping purpose.

The following items will not be exported:

  • Escalation
  • ACL (ACL Groups, ACL Resources, ACL actions)
  • LDAP settings
  • Global Centreon settings

This export feature is ran like this:

[root@centreon ~]# ./centreon -u admin -p centreon -e > /tmp/clapi-export.txt

This will generate CLAPI commands and redirect them to the /tmp/clapi-export.txt file.

This file can now be read by the import command.

With this, you can also build your own CLAPI command file if you know the straight forward syntax.

For instance::

HOST;ADD;Host-Test1;Test host;;generic-host;Local Poller;Linux
HOST;ADD;Host-Test2;Test host;;generic-host;Local Poller;Linux
HOST;ADD;Host-Test3;Test host;;generic-host;Local Poller;Linux
HOST;ADD;Host-Test4;Test host;;generic-host;Local Poller;Linux
HOST;ADD;Host-Test5;Test host;;generic-host;Local Poller;Linux

Export of a subset of objects

Compatibility: Centreon Web >= 2.7.7

You can choose to export only predefined hosts or services.

For example, to export all services linked to “srv-mssql-01” host you have to execute following command:

[root@centreon ~]# ./centreon -u admin -p centreon -e --select='HOST;srv-mssql-01' --filter-type='^(HOST|SERVICE)$'

To export “memory” and “mssql-listener” services execute following command:

[root@centreon ~]# ./centreon -e --select='SERVICE;memory' --select='SERVICE;mssql-listener' --filter-type='^SERVICE$'

To export all commands run:

[root@centreon ~]# ./centreon -u admin -p centreon -o CMD -a show | awk -F\; 'NR > 2 { print "--select=\"CMD;" $2 "\"" }' | xargs --verbose php ./centreon -u admin -p centreon -e


You can import configuration from the exported file /tmp/clapi-export

[root@centreon ~]# ./centreon -u admin -p centreon -i /tmp/clapi-export.txt

In case you have a very large export file, it is advised to redirect the output of the above command to a file. Indeed, when errors occur during the import process, CLAPI will print out an error message along with the line number of the file, you might need to store those output message for troubleshooting later on.

You can build your own CLAPI command file if you know the straight forward syntax. You can use parameter described in Object Management with the syntax you can see in export files