# Repository utility overview

Normally, you create the Information Steward repository during installation. However, you can use the IS Repository utility (ISRepositoryUtility) in the following situations:
• You want to recover your repository from a backup.
• You want to reset the contents of your repository, such as when moving from a development to production environment or when you want to change the database type.

• You want to manually upgrade your repository from a prior version of Information Steward to the current version.

Run the Repository utility from the command line.

On Windows platforms:
• ISRepositoryUtility.bat is installed to the <SAP_BusinessObjects>\InformationSteward\MM\bin directory by default.
• The Repository utility uses the parameter values in the InstallUtility.properties file in the <SAP_BusinessObjects>\InformationSteward\MM\config directory by default.
On UNIX platforms:
• ISRepositoryUtility.sh is installed to the <SAP_BusinessObjects>/InformationSteward/MM/bin directory by default.
• The Repository utility uses the parameter values in the InstallUtility.properties file in the <SAP_BusinessObjects>/InformationSteward/MM/config directory by default.
You can override the default parameter values in InstallUtility.properties by either of the following actions:
• As a best practice, make a backup of the InstallUtility.properties file and then change the parameter values in InstallUtility.properties.
• Enter the parameters with their new values in the command line when you run the Information Steward Repository utility.