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Retired: How can I skip Consistency Check during Backup?

Backups in Neo4j automatically run a consistency check against the backed-up store. The backup itself does not take overly long, but the consistency check can take much more time to complete, depending on the store.

In some cases, you want to skip the check on backup, with the option to run it manually at some other (more convenient) time. To do this, run the neo4j-backup tool with the -verify false option:

$ ./bin/neo4j-backup -from single:// -to /tmp/foo -verify false

Now, if you skip the consistency check during backup and run it manually later, you have the option to try to tune it to run faster.

The instructions and configuration options are documented in a separate article link:run consistency check manually.adoc[here].