Cluster Backup - cluster_meta

Russell Brown russell.brown at
Fri Jun 23 04:24:16 EDT 2017

Hi Mark,

The docs suggest you do. I don’t know what bad things happen if you don’t include it though. Cluster meta data is the gossip and storage subsystem for things like bucket-types and other internal riak metadata, you probably want it.



On 23 Jun 2017, at 09:04, Mark Richard Thomas <mark.thomas at> wrote:

> Hello
> I’m trying to create a cluster from backups, as per:
> I’ve backup-up:
> Bitcask                                  /var/lib/riak/bitcask
> Ring                                       /var/lib/riak/ring
> Configuration                    /etc/riak
> Cluster Metadata             /var/lib/riak/cluster_meta
> Search                                  /var/lib/riak/yz
> Do I need the ‘cluster_meta’ folder?
> Thanks
> Mark
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