V11 SP8

Backing Up Cassandra Databases

You can perform a full or incremental backup of the Cassandra database.

Before You Begin

If you want to perform incremental backups, you must enable incremental backups on all Cassandra nodes. Edit the Cassandra configuration file (cassandra.yaml) and set the incremental_backups parameter to true.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > Distributed Apps > instance.
  2. Right-click the default_subclient, and then click Backup.

    The Backup Options dialog box appears.

  3. Select the backup type and job initiation:
    1. In the Select Backup Type area, choose your backup type:
      • To perform a full backup, select Full.
      • To perform an incremental backup, select Incremental.
    2. In the Job Initiation section, specify whether to run the backup now or if it will be scheduled.

      Note: If you selected Schedule, set up the schedule.

      For information on configuring a backup schedule, see Schedule Backups.

  4. Click OK.