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6.23.2.2 Restoring a parallel backup serially

It is possible to restore a backup that was made using parallelism on the data nodes in serial fashion. To do this, invoke ndb_restore with --backup-path pointing to the subdirectories created by each LDM under the main backup directory, once to any one of the subdirectories to restore the metadata (it does not matter which one, since each subdirectory contains a complete copy of the metadata), then to each of the subdirectories in turn to restore the data. Suppose that we want to restore the backup having backup ID 100 that was taken with four LDMs, and that the BackupDataDir is /opt. To restore the metadata in this case, we can invoke ndb_restore like this:

shell> ndb_restore -n 1 -b 1 -m --backup-path=opt/BACKUP/BACKUP-100/BACKUP-100-PART-1-OF-4

To restore the table data, execute ndb_restore four times, each time using one of the subdirectories in turn, as shown here:

shell> ndb_restore -n 1 -b 1 -r --backup-path=opt/BACKUP/BACKUP-100/BACKUP-100-PART-1-OF-4
shell> ndb_restore -n 1 -b 1 -r --backup-path=opt/BACKUP/BACKUP-100/BACKUP-100-PART-2-OF-4
shell> ndb_restore -n 1 -b 1 -r --backup-path=opt/BACKUP/BACKUP-100/BACKUP-100-PART-3-OF-4
shell> ndb_restore -n 1 -b 1 -r --backup-path=opt/BACKUP/BACKUP-100/BACKUP-100-PART-4-OF-4

You can employ the same technique to restore a parallel backup to an older version of NDB Cluster (prior to NDB 8.0.16) that does not support parallel backups, using the ndb_restore binary supplied with the older version of the NDB Cluster software.