About the Results of a Successful Hot Copy

When you invoke hotcopy to obtain a copy of a database's current state, the copy contains the archive and the journal of that database. You can use this copy to start a storage manager or a snapshot storage manager that contains the state of the SM or SSM as it was at approximately the time when the hot copy finished running. The database stored in this archive-plus-journal is transactionally consistent. You can use it to open a database or you can use it with the the nuochk utility.

After execution of a hot copy operation, NuoDB does not have a record of the hot copy destination directory. It is up to you to track and manage database copies.

You may want to design site-specific guidelines for naming conventions of hot copy destination directories. You may also want to post-process hot copy destination directories to conform to a backup policy by, for example, compressing them with an external tool and moving them to a remote location.