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Backing Up RapidMiner Server

Backing up both the RapidMiner Server operations database and the data/ folder of RapidMiner Server home directory are important tasks to do so as to avoid potential time-consuming troubleshooting. For example, if an error occurs during the upgrade or rollback process, you will want full backups of your operations database and data/ folder to recover your previous working environment. It is strongly recommended that, as a precaution, you back up both before you upgrade your server and also at regular intervals.

In order to guarantee that both the operations database and data/ folder are in sync during the backup process, RapidMiner Server needs to be shutdown before initiating the backup process.

Backing up your Server's operations database

Because the operations database platform is flexible (for example, MySQL, PostgreSQL or others), providing the commands for backup in this document is not practical. Typically, googling the database name with "backup" or "database dumps" will provide the necessary syntax. If you are not comfortable with command line interfaces, consider a tool like MySQL Workbench for the creation of a MySQL-based operations database. The tool also includes a simple interface for backup and restore.

Backing up the data/ folder of your Server's home directory

For Linux operating system, you can backup the data/ folder by executing the following command:
tar -zcvf backup-name.tar.gz path/to/rapidminer-server-home/data

For windows operating system, you can simply copy data/ directory to create a backup or use any other archiving tool.