Backing Up and Restoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry

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Warning: Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) v2.4 is no longer supported because it has reached the End of General Support (EOGS) phase as defined by the Support Lifecycle Policy. To stay up to date with the latest software and security updates, upgrade to a supported version.

Consider the following when backing up data in your Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) deployment:

  • If your deployment uses external databases, check that it is a supported database configuration.

  • If your PCF deployment uses internal databases, follow the backup and restore instructions for the MySQL server included in the BBR documentation.

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 may contain personal data covered by GDPR. For example, a backup of a PAS could contain a user email. For further information regarding personal data that may be stored in PCF, see here.

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 PCF deployment with BBR, see Backing Up Pivotal Cloud Foundry with BBR.

To restore your PCF deployment with BBR, see Restoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry from Backup with BBR.

To use BBR to back up and restore your PCF deployment, you must first set up a jumpbox to run BBR from. See Setting Up Your Jumpbox for BBR.

To troubleshoot problems with BBR, see Troubleshooting BBR.