Get the Schema¶
New in version 2.1: Scylla Manager
The first step to restore a Scylla Manager backup is to restore the CQL schema from a text file. Scylla Manager from version 2.1 and up creates a backup up of matching schema along with the snapshot. If you created the backup with Scylla Manager version 2.0 or you didn’t provide credentials for a schema backup in your current Scylla Manager version, follow the instructions in how to restore your schema from system table.
If not, follow these steps to restore the schema from the Scylla Manager backup that has the schema stored along with the snapshot:
List available backups:
sctool backup list --cluster my-cluster --location s3:backup-bucket
List files located in snapshot you want to restore. The first line contains a path to the schema so pipe it to
aws s3 cpfor download it to the current directory. For example:
sctool backup files --cluster my-cluster -L s3:backup-bucket -T sm_20200513104924UTC --with-version | head -n 1 | xargs -n2 aws s3 cp download: s3://backup-bucket/backup/schema/cluster/7313fda0-6ebd-4513-8af0-67ac8e30077b/task_001ce624-9ac2-4076-a502-ec99d01effe4_tag_sm_20200513104924UTC_schema.tar.gz to ./task_001ce624-9ac2-4076-a502-ec99d01effe4_tag_sm_20200513104924UTC_schema.tar.gz
Create a directory to store the schema files and extract the archive containing the schema.
mkdir ./schema tar -xf task_001ce624-9ac2-4076-a502-ec99d01effe4_tag_sm_20200513104924UTC_schema.tar.gz -C ./schema ls ./schema system_auth.cql system_distributed.cql system_schema.cql system_traces.cql user_data.cql
Listed files are schema files for each keyspace in the backup. You can use each cql file to restore needed keyspace and continue the restore procedure