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Overview

AxonOps provide scheduled backup and restore functionnality for your Cassandra cluster.

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Scheduled backup

You can initiate three types of scheduled backup:

  • Immediate scheduled backup: these will trigger immediately once

  • Simple scheduled backup: these will trigger base on the selected schedule repeatedly

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  • Cron schedule backup: Same as simple scheduled backup but the schedule will be based on a Cron expression

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The following capture presents two backups, a local only and a local and remote backup:

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And the details of the local and remote backup on the Restore page:

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Restore

For security reasons, the default configuration of the AxonOps agent user (axonops) on the Cassandra server does not have read/write access to the Cassandra data directories. When using AxonOps to remotly backup data, the axonops user will need read access to the Cassandra data directories and when restoring a backup, write access is required.

The exact way this access can be managed is dependent on the security requirements of the cluster being managed. If there are no specific requirements to restrict the AxonOps agent users data folder access then adding the user to the Cassandra DB group would typically grant the user read/write access to the Cassandra data directories e.g usermod -a -G cassandra axonops

To restore Cassandra, click on a relevant backup.

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This will provide the details of that backup and the ability to start the restoration by clicking the Restore button.

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