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To keep your data safe, use a script to back up your data to the Data Store. For more information, see Backing Up and Restoring Your Data to the Data Store.

Important Notice about iPlant Cloud – Tucson
The iPlant Cloud – Tucson cloud provider is no longer available for new instance launches. If you did not back up your data on the iPlant – Tucson cloud, submit a request to support@cyverse.org for data migration to the new Marana cloud provider.
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You can use a script to back up and restore data on your Atmosphere instance. Formerly known as iplant_backup, this script is reintroduced to Atmosphere as cyverse_backup (Z-release, July 2017). If you'd like to use this script on an existing instance that was launched prior to this release, you must redeploy to it first by selecting the instance in the Atmosphere web application and clicking Redeploy.

Backing up data from an instance to the Data Store

Please back up only the data you need.

  1. To start the backup process, log in to the instance that contains the data to be backed up. Use your CyVerse username (not the root user).

  2. Execute the following in a terminal window:

  3. In the following prompt, enter backup:

  4. In the following prompt, enter the full path to your local directory or file for the instance:

  5. In the following prompt, enter the full path of the directory (NOT from root) or file in the Data Store to which you want to back up the data:

    The default option for this step is /iplant/home/<username>/atmosphere. If the atmosphere directory does not exist, it will be created and the data will be stored there.

  6. Enter your CyVerse password to begin the backup request.

Restoring data from the Data Store to an instance

  1. To start the restore process, log in to the instance to which you want to restore the data. Use your CyVerse username (not the root user).

  2. Execute the following in a terminal window:

  3. In the following prompt, enter restore:

  4. In the following prompt, enter the full path of the directory or file in the Data Store to which you want to restore the data:

  5. In the following prompt, enter the full path to your local directory or file for the instance:

  6. Enter your CyVerse password to begin the restore process.

Need help?

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