Backup, export and restore
The data in your AuraDB instance can be backed up, exported, and restored using snapshots.
A snapshot is a copy of the data in an instance at a specific point in time.
The Snapshots tab within an AuraDB instance shows a list of available snapshots.
Snapshots are kept in the system for 7 days for Professional instances, 30 days for Free instances, and 90 days for Enterprise instances. Only the latest snapshot is available for Free instances.
To access the Snapshots tab:
Navigate to the Neo4j Aura Console in your browser.
Select the instance you want to access.
Select the Snapshots tab.
There are three different types of snapshot:
AuraDB Professional AuraDB Enterprise Scheduled - Runs when you first create an instance, when changes to the underlying system occur (for example, a new patch release), and automatically at a cadence depending on your plan type. Scheduled snapshots are run automatically once a day for Professional instances and once an hour for Enterprise instances.
AuraDB Professional AuraDB Enterprise Load - Runs when you load a dump file from the Import Database tab of a instance and when you run the
push-to-cloudcommand from the Import section of the sidebar menu of the Aura Console.
On-demand - Runs when you select Take snapshot from the Snapshots tab of an instance.
You can restore data in your instance to a previous snapshot by selecting Restore next to the snapshot you want to restore.
Restoring a snapshot requires you to confirm the action by typing RESTORE and selecting Restore.
By selecting the ellipses (…) button next to an existing snapshot, you can:
Export - Download the instance as .dump file, allowing you to store a local copy and work on your data offline.
Create instance from snapshot - Create a new AuraDB instance using the data from the snapshot.
Restoring a snapshot overwrites the data in your instance, replacing it with the data contained in the snapshot.
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