neo4j-admin backup on a running Neo4j instance the backup logs are also written into the existing Neo4j instance
debug.log and can get confusing as to which line items in the debug.log is part of backup process and those that are from running Neo4j instance.
Hence we recommend having a separate directory where backup
debug.log are written.
Here is how to achieve this.
Set the environment variable
NEO4J_CONF to point to the new
neo4j.conf that you setup for the backup process.
Ideally you can copy the
neo4j.conf file with the default settings and place it in the folder mentioned in
export NEO4J_CONF=/Users/Documents/backup/ echo $NEO4J_CONF # /Users/Documents/backup/
In the neo4j.conf file set the
dbms.directories.logs to point to the backup logs folder.
Then run the backup as
./neo4j-admin backup --backup-dir=/Users/Documents/backup --name=graph.db.backup
Debug.log for the backup process should be present in the following folder specified
- Last Modified: 2020-09-23 21:26:58 UTC by Rohan Kharwar.
- Relevant for Neo4j Versions: 3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5.
- Relevant keywords backup, configuration, neo4j.conf, debug.log.