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.
- 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>]* *host*:: In single mode, the host of a source database; in HA mode, the cluster address of a cluster member. *port*:: 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 `6362` will be used for single mode, `5001` for HA. [[neo4j-backup-manpage-usage-important]] IMPORTANT
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
Usage - Windows
Neo4jBackup.bat script is used in the same way.
# 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.