Restoring a Database Using an Archive
On occasion, it may be desirable to start a database using an existing database archive (database on disk), for example:
When you want to bootstrap a test/QA environment using a copy of production data.
When you want to restore a database archive from a backup copy.
When migrating a database where the
nuoagentadmin tier had been used for domain and database management to an environment where NuoDB Admin (
nuoadmin) is the default admin service.
To restore an existing database archive for a specific host, use the
create archive command with the
It is not possible to restore into a running database.
The process documented here creates a new database.
When restoring a database archive, the archive must be physically mounted on the host running the NuoDB Archive specified by the
nuocmd create archive --db-name <database name> --server-id <server ID> --archive-path /var/opt/nuodb/production-archives/<database name> --restored
For example, to restore an archive identified for the hockey database that physically resides on the host running the nuoadmin-1 Admin Process, run the following command:
nuocmd create archive --db-name hockey --server-id nuoadmin-1 --archive-path /var/opt/nuodb/production-archives/hockey --restored
--restored option specifies that the archive being created already contains data, and that an SM started on it does not require the
The hockey database can then be started by running the following commands:
nuocmd create database --db-name hockey --dba-user dba --dba-password goalie --te-server-ids nuoadmin-1
create archive command is issued using NuoDB Command (
For more information on NuoDB Command and other command line tools, see Command Line Tools.