Importing an existing database

The process of importing or loading data requires you to create an AuraDB instance beforehand.

There are two ways you can import data from an existing Neo4j database into an AuraDB instance.

The easiest way is to export a Neo4j database as a .dump file and use the Import database process. This process, however, only works for .dump files under 4GB.

If the size of the .dump file exported from a database is greater than 4GB, you must use the Push-to-cloud method.

Import database

To import a .dump file under 4GB:

  1. Navigate to the Neo4j Aura Console in your browser.

  2. Select the instance you want to import the data.

  3. Select the Import Database tab.

  4. Drag and drop your .dump file into the provided window or select Select a .dump file and select your file.

  5. Select Upload.

When the upload is complete, the instance goes into a 'Loading' state as the dump is applied. Once this has finished, the instance returns to its 'Running' state; and the data is ready.

Push-to-cloud

Push-to-cloud is a Neo4j Admin command that you can run to upload the contents of a Neo4j database into an AuraDB instance, regardless of the database’s size.

Details on how to use the command, along with a full list of options, can be found in the Neo4j Admin push-to-cloud documentation.