Exporting and Importing Cluster Configurations
The cluster configuration service exports and imports configurations created using
gfsh for an entire Pivotal GemFire cluster.
The cluster configuration service saves the cluster configuration as you create a regions, disk-stores and other objects using
gfsh commands. You can export this configuration as well as any jar files that contain application files to a zip file and then import this configuration to create a new cluster.
Exporting a Cluster Configuration
export cluster-configuration command to save the configuration data for your cluster in a zip file. This zip file contains subdirectories for cluster-level configurations and a directory for each group specified in the cluster. The contents of these directories are described in Cluster Configuration Files and Troubleshooting.
To export a cluster configuration, run the
export cluster-configuration command while connected to a GemFire cluster. For example:
export cluster-configuration --zip-file-name=myClusterConfig.zip --dir=/home/username/configs
gfsh only saves cluster configuration values for configurations specified using
gfsh. Configurations created by the management API are not saved with the cluster configurations.
Importing a Cluster Configuration
You can import a cluster configuration to a running locator. After importing the configuration, any servers you start receive this cluster configuration.
To import a cluster configuration, start one or more locators and then run the
import cluster-configuration command. For example:
import cluster-configuration --zip-file-name=/home/username/configs/myClusterConfig.zip
Note: You cannot import a cluster configuration to a cluster where cache servers are already running.