Backing up and restoring Data Visualization applications in CDW

You can ensure the safety of your Data Visualization applications in Cloudera Data Warehouse (CDW) by implementing a proactive backup strategy. The CDW backup/restore feature saves your environment parameters, enabling the recreation of your environment with the same settings, URL, and connection strings used previously.

For more information on the backup/restore feature, see Backing up and restoring CDW.

Backup procedure

A backup is a preventive measure to create a copy of your data to ensure that if data loss or system failure occurs, you can recover it by using the backup copy. This way you can mitigate risks associated with upgrades and return to a known state if unintended consequences arise.

To save the charts and dashboards you have created, it is important to perform data backup. You can use Kubernetes command-line tools, such as k9s or kubectl, to create backups for your Data Visualization applications in an AWS environment in CDW.

For detailed instructions, see Backing up Data Visualization applications.

Restore procedure

You can use the restore procedure when you encounter issues that cannot be resolved, and you need to bring the system back to a stable state. You can only restore the system, if you have a previously backed up Data Visualization instance.

In CDW, you can use the environment-level automated process to restore the environment, the deployed Database Catalog, Virtual Warehouse, and Data Visualization entities. If a Data Visualization deployment is not present on the cluster, but the backup file contains it, Data Visualization will be restored to the cluster. If such an entity is already deployed, no data restoration or configuration updates will take place. For more information, see Data Visualization automatic restoration.

For detailed instructions, see Restoring Data Visualization.