Backing Up and Restoring Pivotal Platform

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This topic provides an overview of backing up and restoring your Pivotal Platform deployment.

Before You Back Up

When backing up data in your Pivotal Platform deployment, consider:

  • If your deployment uses external databases, check that it is a supported database configuration. For more information, see External Storage Support Across Pivotal Platform Versions in Backing Up Pivotal Platform with BBR.

  • If your Pivotal Platform deployment uses internal databases, follow the backup and restore instructions for the MySQL server in the BBR documentation. For more information, see Backup and Restore with BBR.

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018 and impacts any company processing the data of EU citizens or residents, even if the company is not EU-based. The GDPR sets forth how companies should handle privacy issues, securely store data, and respond to security breaches.

Backup artifacts might contain personal data covered by GDPR. For example, a backup of a PAS could contain a user email. For more information about personal data that can be stored in Pivotal Platform, see General Data Protection Regulation.

Backup and Restore with BBR

BOSH Backup and Restore (BBR) is a command-line tool for backing up and restoring BOSH deployments.

To perform a backup of your Pivotal Platform deployment with BBR, see Backing Up Pivotal Platform with BBR.

To restore your Pivotal Platform deployment with BBR, see Restoring Pivotal Platform from Backup with BBR.

To troubleshoot problems with BBR, see Troubleshooting BBR.

BBR Restore Scenarios

There are many different restore cases that can arise with BOSH Directors and PAS deployments. The following links provide some guidance on how to use BBR in common restore scenarios:

These guides do not cover all possible restore scenarios. If you encounter another restore case, then some information in these guides might be applicable. For guidance, contact Pivotal Support.