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From James McMahon <jsmcmah...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Exporting and importing workflows, and restoring from backup snapshots
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:19:05 GMT
Thank you very much Bryan. I will look more closely for archives, and into
transfers for the time being using flow.xml.gz. I also hope to see if
there's a way to be alerted to changes on the Confluence page you cited in
your reply. -Jim

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Bryan Bende <bbende@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Moving flows between NiFi instances is definitely something the
> community is working to improve [1].
>
> Currently there are two main options: templates, or moving the whole
> flow.xml.gz.
>
> You can create templates of process groups and then import them into
> another instance, some people have gone as far as automating this with
> scripts using the REST API.
>
> If you want to whole sale move the flow you can just copy
> conf/flow.xml.gz from one instance to another, keeping in mind that if
> you have processors with sensitive properties, you will need the same
> encryption key in both environments.
>
> I believe the backups work similarly to copying the flow.xml.gz in
> that there should be an archive directory with copies of the
> flow.xml.gz from different snapshots, and you can stop NiFi and copy
> one of them into conf as the flow.xml.gz. Maybe someone can correct me
> if I am wrong here.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bryan
>
>
> [1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NIFI/
> Configuration+Management+of+Flows
>
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 4:36 AM, James McMahon <jsmcmahon3@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Good morning. How can we export and import our workflow backup snapshots
> > from one established NiFi server instance to a new instance of NiFi
> stood up
> > on a new server?
> >
> > Also, how does one restore a previous version of a workflow backup
> snapshot
> > created from the administrative tool?
> >
> > Thank you. -Jim
>

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