Back up RapidMiner Server

By backing up both the RapidMiner Server operations database and the RapidMiner Server home directory, you can avoid potentially 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 the home directory to recover your previous working environment. It is strongly recommended that, as a precaution, you back up both at regular intervals, and especially before you upgrade your server.

In order to guarantee that both the operations database and the home directory are in sync, RapidMiner Server needs to be shut down before initiating the backup process.

Back 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.

Back up your server's home directory

On Linux operating systems, you can back up the home directory by executing the following command:

tar -zcvf backup-name.tar.gz <path/to/rapidminer-server-home>

On Windows operating systems, you can back up the home directory by copying the folder rapidminer-server-home/, or with the help of any archiving tool.