snapshots, backups?

Tuncer Ayaz tuncer.ayaz at
Fri Oct 30 16:45:52 EDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 4:31 AM, Brian Hammond <brian at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I know data stored in Riak is written to W <= N replicas so the data is at
> least *somewhere* on my servers/replicas.  However, it would be comforting
> to be able to make a snapshot of *all* data periodically and ship it offsite
> to, tarsnap, or S3.  Assume the data center hosting your Riak
> replicas explodes or is under a horrible DDoS attack.  What do you do?  This
> concern is a more general BCP issue of course but I wonder how this might be
> done in Riak.

You can use riak_backup:[backup/2,restore/2].
In 0.6 it dumps to and restores from a dets file.

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