Backing up and restoring data using snapshots

About snapshots

A brief description of how DataStax Enterprise backs up data.

Taking a snapshot

Steps for taking a global snapshot or per node.

Deleting snapshot files

Steps to delete snapshot files.

Enabling incremental snapshot backups

Steps to enable incremental snapshot backups. When incremental backups are enabled, DataStax Enterprise hard-links each memtable flushed to an SSTable to a backups directory under the keyspace data directory.

Restoring from a snapshot

Methods for restoring from a snapshot.

Restoring from a snapshot

Steps for restoring a snapshot by recovering the cluster into another newly created cluster.

Recovering from a single disk failure using JBOD

Steps for recovering from a single disk failure in a disk array using JBOD (just a bunch of disks).

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