Back up and restore a Cassandra database

Back up and restore a Cassandra database

MCP uses a custom script to back up Cassandra databases. Cassandra is part of every OpenContrail deployment and the backup utility includes the following components:

  • Cassandra server stores Cassandra backups rsynced from the Cassandra client nodes and runs on any node, for example, the Salt Master node.

  • Cassandra client sends database backups to the Cassandra server and runs on one node of the Cassandra cluster.

This section describes how to create and restore Cassandra databases for OpenContrail 3.2 and 4.x.