neo4j-backup — Neo4j Backup Tool
neo4j-backup -host <host> [-port <port>] -to target_directory
A tool to perform live backups over the network from a running Neo4j graph database onto a local filesystem. Backups can be either full or incremental. The first backup must be a full backup, after that incremental backups can be performed.
The source(s) are given as host:port pairs, the target is a filesystem location.
For information regarding Windows, see http://neo4j.com/docs/stable/powershell.html.
- copies the entire database to a directory.
- copies the changes that have taken place since the last full or incremental backup to an existing backup store.
The backup tool will automatically detect whether it needs to do a full or an incremental backup.
Backup sources are given in the following format:
-host <host> [-port <port>]
- In single mode, the host of a source database; in HA mode, the cluster address of a cluster member.
In single mode, the port of a source database backup service; in HA mode, the port of a cluster instance. If not given, the default value
6362will be used for single mode,
Backups can only be performed on databases which have the configuration parameter
That will make the backup service available on the default port (
To enable the backup service on a different port use for example
# Performing a backup the first time: create a blank directory and run the backup tool mkdir /mnt/backup/neo4j-backup neo4j-backup -host 192.168.1.34 -to /mnt/backup/neo4j-backup # Subsequent backups using the same _target_-directory will be incremental and therefore quick neo4j-backup -host freja -to /mnt/backup/neo4j-backup # Performing a backup where the service is registered on a custom port neo4j-backup -host freja -port 9999 -to /mnt/backup/neo4j-backup # Performing a backup from HA cluster, specifying a cluster member ./neo4j-backup -host oden -to /mnt/backup/neo4j-backup # Performing a backup from HA cluster, specifying a cluster member registered on custom port ./neo4j-backup -host oden -port 9191 -to /mnt/backup/neo4j-backup
RESTORE FROM BACKUP
The Neo4j backups are fully functional databases. To use a backup, replace your database directory with the backup.