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Restore an environment from a backup

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Once you have backups of your environment, you can restore data from a previous point.

To restore an environment, you need an Admin role for that environment type.

1. List available backups Anchor to this heading

To restore an environment, first select one of the available backups:

Run the following command:

platform backups

You get a response similar to the following:

Backups on the project My Project (1234567abcdef), environment main (type: production):
+---------------------------+----------------------------+------------+
| Created                   | Backup ID                  | Restorable |
+---------------------------+----------------------------+------------+
| 2022-08-15T09:48:58+01:00 | 5ouvtgo4v75axijww7sqnftste | true       |
| 2022-07-09T14:17:17+01:00 | 7jks7dru5xpx5p5id5wtypur2y | true       |
| 2022-06-22T18:33:29+01:00 | f3jbyxlhtmalco67fmfoxs7n4m | true       |
+---------------------------+----------------------------+------------+

Select one of the backups marked as Restorable and copy its Backup ID.

  1. Navigate to the environment where you want to see backups.
  2. Click Backups.

Select one of the backups marked as having completed successfully .

2. Restore from a backup Anchor to this heading

To restore the backup you’ve selected, follow these steps:

  1. Run the following command:

    platform backup:restore BACKUP_ID
  2. Press enter to agree with the consequences and continue.

  1. Next to the backup you’ve selected, click More .
  2. Click Restore.
  3. Read through the consequences and click Yes, Restore.

The data is restored and your backed-up environment is deployed. This deployment uses the built app, including variables, from when the backup was taken.

Restore to a different environment Anchor to this heading

You can restore backups to a different environment than they were created on using the CLI:

  1. Switch to the branch where the backup was created.

  2. To restore your backup to an existing environment, run the following command:

    platform backup:restore --target=TARGET_ENVIRONMENT_NAME BACKUP_ID

    If your target environment doesn’t exist yet, you can create it by branching an existing environment. The new target environment will be an exact copy of the existing (parent) environment.

    To do so, use the --branch-from option to specify the parent of your new target environment:

    platform backup:restore --target=TARGET_ENVIRONMENT_NAME --branch-from=PARENT_ENVIRONMENT_NAME BACKUP_ID

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