This chapter covers how to perform and restore backups of a Neo4j database.
The backup features are only available in the Neo4j Enterprise Edition.
Backups are performed over the network, from a running Neo4j server and into a local copy of the database store (the backup).
The backup is run using the
neo4j-backup tool, which is provided alongside Neo4j Enterprise Edition.
Neo4j Server must be configured to run a backup service.
This is enabled via the configuration parameter
Performing a backup requires specifying the target host, an optional port, and the backup location. The backup tool will automatically select a full or incremental backup, based on whether an existing backup is present at that location.
See the configuration reference section for detailed documentation on available configuration options.