Restore a Backup - AWS Elemental Server

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Restore a Backup

Follow this procedure if you ever need to restore a backed-up version of the database.

To restore the database

  1. At your workstation, start a remote terminal session to the AWS Elemental Server hardware unit. Log in with the elemental user credentials.

  2. Type the following command to identify the version of AWS Elemental Server that is currently installed.

    [elemental@hostname ~]$ cat /opt/elemental_se/versions.txt

    Several lines of information appear, including the version number. For example: AWS Elemental Server (

  3. Run the install script with the restore option.

    [elemental@hostname ~]$ sudo sh product

    --restore-db-backup path backup-file --https


    1. product is the product installer, including the version number that you obtained in the previous step:

    2. path is the path to the backup file. This path could simply be the remote folder where backups were originally stored.

    3. backup-file is the file that you want to restore. The file is unzipped and copied to the appropriate folder. Do not unzip the file manually before restoring it!

    4. --https keeps SSL enabled. If you omit this flag, SSL is disabled when you run the install script. If you don't have or don't want SSL, omit this flag.