Display information about existing backups, delete existing backups, or encrypt passwords for secure storage in plugin configuration files.
where command is:
delete-backup timestamp [--plugin-config config-file] | display-report timestamp | encrypt-password --plugin-config config-file | list-backups | replicate-backup timestamp --plugin-config config-file | help [command]
- delete-backup timestamp
- Deletes the backup set with the specified timestamp.
- display-report timestamp
- Displays the backup report for a specified timestamp.
- Encrypts plain-text passwords for storage in the DD Boost plugin configuration file.
- Displays a list of backups that have been taken. If the backup history file does not exist, the command exits with an error message. See Table 1 for a description of the columns in this list.
- replicate-backup timestamp
- For a backup on a Data Domain server, replicates the backup to a second (remote) Data Domain server. The timestamp is the timestamp of the backup on the Data Domain server. The --plugin-config config-file option specifies the DD Boost configuration file that contains the information to access the backup and the remote Data Domain server. For information about the configuration file, see Using the DD Boost Storage Plugin with gpbackup, gprestore, and gpbackup_manager. For information about replicating backups, see Replicating Backups
- help command
- Displays a help message for the specified command.
- --plugin-config config-file
- The delete-backup command requires this option if the backup is stored in S3 or a Data Domain system. The encrypt-password command requires this option.
- -h | --help
- Displays a help message for the gpbackup_manager command. For help on
a specific gpbackup_manager command, enter gpbackup_manager
help command. For
$ gpbackup_manager help encrypt-password
The gpbackup_manager utility manages backup sets created using the gpbackup utility. You can list backups, display a report for a backup, and delete a backup. gpbackup_manager can also encrypt passwords to store in a DD Boost plugin configuration file.
Greenplum Database must be running to use the gpbackup_manager utility.
Backup history is saved on the Greenplum Database master host in the file $MASTER_DATA_DIRECTORY/gpbackup_history.yaml. If no backups have been created yet, or if the backup history has been deleted, gpbackup_manager commands that depend on the file will display an error message and exit. If the backup history contains invalid YAML syntax, a yaml error message is displayed.
Versions of gpbackup earlier than v1.13.0 did not save the backup duration in the backup history file. The list-backups command duration column is empty for these backups.
The encrypt-password command is used to encrypt Data Domain user passwords that are saved in a DD Boost plug-In configuration file. To use this option, the pgcrypto extension must be enabled in the Greenplum Database postgres database. See the Pivotal Greenplum Backup and Restore installation instructions for help installing pgcrypto.
The encrypt-password command prompts you to enter and then re-enter the password to be encrypted. To maintain password secrecy, characters entered are echoed as asterisks. If replication is enabled in the specified DD Boost configuration file, the command also prompts for a password for the remote Data Domain account. You must then copy the output of the command into the DD Boost configuration file.
The following table describes the contents of the columns in the list that is output by the gpbackup_manager list-backups command.
|timestamp||Timestamp value (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS) that specifies the time the backup was taken.|
|date||Date the backup was taken.|
|status||Status of the backup operation, Success or Failure.|
|database||Name of the database backed up (specified on the gpbackup command line with the --dbname option).|
|type||Which classes of data are included in the backup. Can be one of the following:
|object filtering||The object filtering options that were specified at least once on the
gpbackup command line, or blank if no filtering operations were
used. To see the object filtering details for a specific backup, run the
gpbackup_manager report command for the backgit st
|plugin||The name of the binary plugin file that was used to configure the backup destination, excluding path information.|
|duration||The amount of time (hh:mm:ss format) taken to complete the backup.|
|date deleted||The date the backup was deleted, or blank if the backup still exists.|
- Display a list of the existing backups.
gpadmin@mdw:$ gpbackup_manager list-backups timestamp date status database type object filtering plugin duration date deleted 20190719092809 Fri Jul 08 2020 09:28:09 Success sales full include-schema 01:49:38 Fri Jul 19 2019 09:30:34 20190719092716 Fri Jul 08 2020 09:27:16 Success sales full exclude-schema 01:38:45 20190719092609 Fri Jul 08 2020 09:26:09 Success sales data-only 01:07:22 20190719092557 Fri Jul 08 2020 09:25:57 Success sales metadata-only 00:00:19 20190719092530 Fri Jul 08 2020 09:25:30 Success sales full 01:50:27
- Display the backup report for the backup with timestamp
$ gpbackup_manager display-report 20190612154608 Greenplum Database Backup Report Timestamp Key: 20190612154608 GPDB Version: 5.14.0+dev.8.gdb327b2a3f build commit:db327b2a3f6f2b0673229e9aa164812e3bb56263 gpbackup Version: 1.11.0 Database Name: sales Command Line: gpbackup --dbname sales Compression: gzip Plugin Executable: None Backup Section: All Sections Object Filtering: None Includes Statistics: No Data File Format: Multiple Data Files Per Segment Incremental: False Start Time: 2019-06-12 15:46:08 End Time: 2019-06-12 15:46:53 Duration: 0:00:45 Backup Status: Success Database Size: 3306 MB Count of Database Objects in Backup: Aggregates 12 Casts 4 Constraints 0 Conversions 0 Database GUCs 0 Extensions 0 Functions 0 Indexes 0 Operator Classes 0 Operator Families 1 Operators 0 Procedural Languages 1 Protocols 1 Resource Groups 2 Resource Queues 6 Roles 859 Rules 0 Schemas 185 Sequences 207 Tables 431 Tablespaces 0 Text Search Configurations 0 Text Search Dictionaries 0 Text Search Parsers 0 Text Search Templates 0 Triggers 0 Types 2 Views 0
- Delete the local backup with timestamp
$ gpbackup_manager delete-backup 20190620145126 Are you sure you want to delete-backup 20190620145126? (y/n)y Deletion of 20190620145126 in progress. Deletion of 20190620145126 complete.
- Delete a backup stored on a Data Domain system. The DD Boost plugin configuration file
must be specified with the --plugin-config
$ gpbackup_manager delete-backup 20190620160656 --plugin-config ~/ddboost_config.yaml Are you sure you want to delete-backup 20190620160656? (y/n)y Deletion of 20190620160656 in progress. Deletion of 20190620160656 done.
- Encrypt a password. A DD Boost plugin configuration file must be specified with the
$ gpbackup_manager encrypt-password --plugin-config ~/ddboost_rep_on_config.yaml Please enter your password ****** Please verify your password ****** Please enter your remote password ****** Please verify your remote password ****** Please copy/paste these lines into the plugin config file: password: "c30d04090302a0ff861b823d71b079d23801ac367a74a1a8c088ed53beb62b7e190b7110277ea5b51c88afcba41857d2900070164db5f3efda63745dfffc7f2026290a31e1a2035dac" password_encryption: "on" remote_password: "c30d04090302c764fd06bfa1dade62d2380160a8f1e4d1ff0a4bb25a542fb1d31c7a19b98e9b2f00e7b1cf4811c6cdb3d54beebae67f605e6a9c4ec9718576769b20e5ebd0b9f53221" remote_password_encryption: "on"