Backup, export and restore
The data in your AuraDS 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 AuraDS instance shows a list of available snapshots . 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.
You can manually trigger a snapshot by selecting Take snapshot in the Snapshots tab. The snapshot status is shown as
In progress until the snapshot has been created; then, the
By selecting the ellipses (…) button next to a snapshot, you can:
Export - Download the database as a .tar.gz file, allowing you to store a local copy and work on your data offline. The compressed archive contains a .dump file that can be imported directly or pushed to the cloud.
Create instance from snapshot - Create a new AuraDS instance using the data from the snapshot. This opens a window where you can assign a name to the instance that will be created.
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.
Caution: Restoring a snapshot overwrites the data in your instance, replacing it with the data contained in the snapshot.
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