Testing the restoration

The environment and entity automated restore process can deploy objects to any given environment. You can validate all entities and their settings to gain confidence that the restore operation will succeed for the production environment.

If the data lake storage path for the restored environment if different from than the data lake storage path for the backed up environment, the database restore jobs will fail. The jobs will not be able to reach the database backup file paths; this is expected. The restoration will report the failure, but all entity deployment occurs normally. Customers with older environments might want to consider either testing the restore process first or making a manual backup of the cluster and its properties.

To test the restore process, define a test data lake environment crn in the restore file and follow the details from the “Automatically restoring the environment” page.