This is the documentation for Cloudera Manager 5.1.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Importing Cloudera Manager Settings

Backing up your Current Deployment

To back up your current deployment, follow the instructions in Back up Databases. The import feature should not be relied on for backup and recovery at this time.

Building a Cloudera Manager Deployment

You can use the Cloudera Manager API to programmatically build a Cloudera Manager Deployment — a definition of all the entities in your Cloudera Manager-managed deployment — clusters, service, roles, hosts, users and so on. See the Cloudera Manager API documentation on how to manage deployments using the /cm/deployment resource.

Uploading a Cloudera Manager 4.x Configuration Script

Importing a deployment should be done using the Cloudera Manager API. See the Cloudera Manager API documentation for details.