Most Manager utilities offer an Export utility, which lets you export an object to a file. To export an object, select it (from within the appropriate manager) and click on the Export button. An Export File dialog, similar to the one in the next illustration, appears. Browse to the desired destination directory and click on the Open button; this creates a new export file.
Figure 19-3 Export File dialog
You can use exported files as seed files, letting you modify the application for later installations. You can also import these files in client applications running on other servers. Finally, the export function provides you with a convenient backup mechanism.