Learn how to back up or restore your ThoughtSpot cluster hosted in AWS using an S3 bucket.

It is recommended to use a bucket in the same region as your cluster. By doing this, you avoid additional cross-region data transfer costs.

Backing up to an Amazon S3 bucket

You can back up your cluster to an S3 bucket either manually or periodically.

To manually back up your cluster to an S3 bucket, use the ThoughtSpot tscli:

  1. Log in to the Linux shell of your cluster using SSH.
     $ ssh [email protected]<cluster-IP>
    
  2. Run the backup command using the following syntax:

    tscli backup create --storage_type=cloud <SNAPSHOT NAME> <PATH TO BACKUP> --bucket_name=<BUCKET NAME>

    Example:

     $ tscli backup create --storage_type=cloud snapshot_1 my_backup001 --bucket_name=my_bucket
    

To periodically back up your cluster to an S3 bucket using a backup policy, use the ThoughtSpot tscli:

  1. Log in to the Linux shell of your cluster using SSH.
     $ ssh [email protected]<cluster-IP>
    
  2. Run the backup policy command:
     $ tscli backup-policy create
    
  3. The command opens a vi editor you can use to configure the backup policy, which has the following syntax:

     name: <backup-name>
     param {
       mode: [FULL | LIGHT | DATALESS]
       type: STANDALONE
     }
     schedule {
       period {
         number: <number-in-integer-format>
         unit: [MINUTE | HOUR | DAY]
       }
       retention_policy {
         bucket {
           time {
             number: <number-in-integer-format>
             unit: [MINUTE | HOUR | DAY]
           }
           capacity: <number-in-integer-format>
         }
       }
       offset_minutes_from_sunday_midnight: <number-in-integer-format>
     }
     directory: <directory-name>
     storage_type: S3
     enabled: true
     bucket_name: <your-S3-bucket-name>
    

    You must specify S3 for the storage_type. Refer to Configure periodic backups for more information.

Restoring from an Amazon S3 bucket

To restore your cluster from an S3 bucket, use the ThoughtSpot tscli:

  1. Log in to the Linux shell of your cluster using SSH.
     $ ssh [email protected]<cluster-IP>
    
  2. Run the restore command using the following syntax:

    tscli cluster restore <PATH TO BACKUP ON CLOUD> --enable_cloud_storage=s3a

    Example:

     $ tscli cluster restore s3://bucket0001/backup/my_backup001 --enable_cloud_storage=s3a