Solr Deployment Backups - SearchStax


Overview

Users of SearchStax® can back up their deployments manually or on a repeating schedule.

Each backup event costs $1.00. Each gigabyte of storage costs another $0.50.

Backup Page

To create a backup manually, open the SearchStax dashboard and navigate to the details page of the desired deployment. On the deployment details page, click Backups in the menu bar.

SearchStax Nav Menu

Manual Backup

To perform a manual backup, click the One-time Backup button at the top of the page. This opens a confirmation dialog:

SearchStax Backup Confirmation

Click the Backup button to launch an immediate backup event. You may have to refresh the page to see that the backup has finished.

Scheduled Backup

To schedule a recurring backup, click the Add Schedule button. This opens the Schedule Backup dialog.

SearchStax Scheduled Backup

Note: Best Practice Recommendation

For a production system, the Best Practice is to schedule daily backups with retention set to "7". This insures that you can revert the system to a working state that is as much as a week old.

Delete a Schedule

Active schedules are listed on the Backup page. Each schedule has an X button on the right. Click this button to delete the schedule.

Any retained backups from that schedule will be kept until you manually delete them.

Delete a Backup

Manual (one-time) backups are retained until deleted by the user.

Scheduled backups are deleted automatically when the retention limit is exceeded. From that point forward, each time the system creates a new backup, it deletes the oldest backup from that set.

Note that retention limits apply to individual days of the schedule. If a backup is scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with retention set to 2, SearchStax will retain two backups for each day, making a total of six.

Restore a Backup

To restore a backup, please contact support@searchstax.com. We want to help you correct any issues that might have led you to this action.