Production Backup Strategies

Aphyr aphyr at
Fri May 13 20:32:21 EDT 2011

In the exciting event that your application or riak goes rogue and 
deletes everything, bitcask will allow you to recover amazing, 
life-saving amounts of data from its log-structured format.


Uh, more typically, I've heard that FS-level snapshots of /var/lib/riak 
or simple tarballs work well. riak-admin backup works fairly well below, 
say, 50 million keys, but can take several hours at that scale.


On 05/13/2011 05:27 PM, Mike Katz wrote:
> Hey All,
> I'm sizing up some database options for a fairly ambitious app I'm
> building out for a client of mine. I've read a good amount of the
> available docs and have toyed around with Riak enough to know that it's
> one of my finalists (one of two, to be precise).
> Before I set off building this app, there was one thing I wanted to ask
> about: backups. Specifically, what strategies/methods are people using
> to backup the data in their Riak clusters? I've worked with this client
> enough to know that they won't sign off on a relatively new database
> technology without knowing that the backup story was rock-solid
> I'd really love to use Riak, and this is basically my last hurdle. Any
> anecdotes/examples/pointers to blog posts that my Googling has yet to
> uncover would be much appreciated.
> Thanks!
> MK
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