Backing up the cluster configuration

Before you expand a cluster, you should use advanced privilege to create a backup file to save the cluster configuration information and optionally save the node configurations.

Steps

  1. Set the privilege level to advanced by using the set -privilege advanced command.
  2. Create a backup file of the cluster configuration by using the system configuration backup create command with the -backup-type cluster parameter.
    Example
    cluster1::*> system configuration backup create -node cluster1-1 -backup-name clusterbeforeexpansion.7z -backup-type cluster
    [Job 5573] Job is queued: Cluster Backup OnDemand Job.
  3. Optional: Create a backup file of each node's configuration by using the system configuration backup create command with the -backup-type node parameter for each node.
  4. Return the privilege level to admin by using the set -privilege admin command.