Back up an offline database
This section describes how to back up an offline database.
Remember to plan your backup carefully and to back up each of your databases, including the
A Neo4j database can be backed up in offline mode using the
dump command of
neo4j-admin dump command can be used for performing a full backup of an offline database.
It dumps a database into a single-file archive, called <database>.dump.
neo4j-admin dump can stream dump to standard output, enabling the output to be piped to another program, for example to
The command can be run only locally from an online or an offline Neo4j DBMS.
It does not support SSL/TLS.
neo4j-admin dump --to=<destination-path> [--verbose] [--expand-commands] [--database=<database>]
The following is an example of how to create a dump of the default database
neo4j, called neo4j-<timestamp>.dump, using the
neo4j-admin dump command.
The target directory /dumps/neo4j must exist before running the command and the database must be offline.
bin/neo4j-admin dump --database=neo4j --to=/dumps/neo4j/neo4j-<timestamp>.dump
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