All I'm trying to do is create another Hudson instance, on another machine, and bring all the configurations from one machine to the next (as I'm going to mothball the old machine some time). So, I figured I would run "backup" to backup the configuration, and then copy that backup file to the new machine, and "restore". (If this approach is wrong, please let me know).
I do NOT want to back up the workspaces and all the sources, just the configuration info, and all of the jobs' configurations. It shouldn't be that much, actually.
In any case, Hudson is working really, really hard and taking a lot of time to do this task. It's been going for minutes and there is nothing in the backup folder yet.
If you have any idea about how this might be fixed, (or what I can do differently) please let me know.