Backing up and restoring DSE

Backup and restore to an earlier DataStax Enterprise version.

This section describes how to manually backup and restore an existing DataStax Enterprise installation.

Before continuing:
  • Make sure you have sufficient diskspace to store a complete data snapshot as well as a compress TAR archive of that snapshot.
  • When restoring, do not change the installation structure. If you must change the structure of the restored installation, you will have to make any necessary path and configuration adjustments.
Tip: While these instructions utilize local storage, they can easily be adapted to other solutions like Google Cloud Storage.