Backing up and restoring DataStax Graphs in OpsCenter

About this task

Follow these instructions to backup and restore DataStax Graph using the OpsCenter Backup Service. The steps you need to follow depend on:

  • The versions of DSE and OpsCenter.

DataStax recommends upgrading to OpsCenter 6.5 or later to take advantage of simplified backups and restores for DataStax Graphs.

  • The type of restore operation (to the same cluster or cloned data to a different cluster).

  • Whether or not a graph was dropped.

In Create Backup for DSE 6.8.0 clusters, DataStax Graph Classic keyspaces are designated with (CG) and DataStax Graph keyspace are designated with (G). When backing up a DataStax Graph Classic, select graphName and graphName_system keyspaces for the selected graph.


  1. In OpsCenter, create a backup of the DataStax Graph: Run an ad-hoc backup, create a one-off scheduled backup, or set up a recurring scheduled backup.

  2. Restore the backup to the same cluster or a cloned cluster as appropriate. See Restoring a cluster and Cloning cluster data.

  3. For cloned clusters, ensure the topology of the target cluster keyspaces is the same as the topology of source cluster keyspaces.

    Ensure the source and target datacenter names and topology are identical. See Managing datacenter topologies and Cloning cluster data.