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Solr Backups


Full LVM snapshots are created daily. The backup service is managed by VSHN. See TOCO-191.


List available backups:

$ sudo burp -Q -a list
Backup: 0000197 2019-09-18 02:26:26 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000204 2019-09-24 23:13:16 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000211 2019-09-30 22:09:00 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000218 2019-10-07 22:15:59 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000222 2019-10-11 22:01:23 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000223 2019-10-12 23:57:13 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000224 2019-10-13 22:19:57 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000225 2019-10-14 22:01:03 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000226 2019-10-15 22:26:48 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000227 2019-10-16 22:12:17 +0200 (deletable)
Backup: 0000228 2019-10-18 01:13:12 +0200 (deletable)
        ^^^^^^ ${archive_id}

List available Solr cores:

$ sudo burp -Q -a list -b ${archive_id} -r '^/var/lib/lvm-snapshots/var-lib-solr-data/[^/]+$'
                                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ${core_name}

Restore a specific core:

mkdir /tmp/restore
cd /tmp/restore
burp -Q -a restore -b ${archive_id} -r '^/var/lib/lvm-snapshots/var-lib-solr-data/${core_name}/' -d .

Stop Solr:

sudo systemctl stop solr


This will stop Solr completely. Thus, search requests for all cores on the respective server will fail.

Rename current core:

sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/solr/data_old
sudo mv /var/lib/solr/data/nice-${core_name} /var/lib/solr/data_old/nice-${core_name}.old


Do not just rename the core to *.old, move it to a different directory as instructed above. If there are two copies of the same core in the data/ directory, Solr won’t be able to initialize the core.

Replace core with snapshot from backup:

sudo mv var/lib/lvm-snapshots/var-lib-solr-data/nice-${core_name} /var/lib/solr/data/

Start Solr again:

sudo systemctl start solr

Check status:

sudo systemctl status solr

Remove old core once no longer needed: