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Automate Backup Restoration through the API

To restore a snapshot using the API, find the snapshot ID for the snapshot you want to restore, then

Prerequisites

You must have API access. To learn how to get access, see Configure Public API Access.

To find and download the snapshot, your API Key needs read access to snapshots in the desired project. Grant the API Key the Project Read Only role on the Project that relates to that snapshot.

Variables for Automated Restore API Resources

The API resources use one or more of these variables. Replace these variables with your desired values before calling these API resources.

Name Type Description
PUBLIC-KEY string Your public API Key for your API credentials.
PRIVATE-KEY string Your private API Key for your API credentials.
<OpsManagerHost>:<Port> string URL of your Ops Manager instance.
GROUP-ID string Unique identifier of your project that contains the source cluster for the restore job. You can find this value in the Project Settings of that project.
CLUSTER-ID string Unique identifier of your source cluster for the restore job.
TARGET-GROUP-ID string Unique identifier of your project that contains the target cluster for the restore job.
TARGET-CLUSTER-ID string Unique identifier of your target cluster for the restore job.
SNAPSHOT-ID string Unique identifier of the snapshot you want to restore.

Procedure

1

Retrieve the snapshot ID.

Call the Get All Snapshots resource to find the ID for the desired snapshot.

Invoke the following command, replacing the placeholders with the Variables for Automated Restore API Resources:

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curl --user "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest \
     --header "Accept: application/json" \
     --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
     --request GET "https://<OpsManagerHost>:<Port>/api/public/v1.0/groups/{GROUP-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-ID}/snapshots?pretty=true"
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Create a restore job for the snapshot.

Call the Get One Restore Job resource to request a snapshot restore.

Invoke the following command, replacing the placeholders with the Variables for Automated Restore API Resources:

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 curl --user "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest \
      --header "Accept: application/json" \
      --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
      --request POST "https://<OpsManagerHost>:<Port>/api/public/v1.0/groups/{GROUP-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-ID}/restoreJobs?pretty=true"
      --data '
        {
          "delivery" : {
            "methodName" : "AUTOMATED_RESTORE",
            "targetGroupId" : "{TARGET-GROUP-ID}",
            "targetClusterId" : "{TARGET-CLUSTER-ID}"
          },
          "snapshotId": "{SNAPSHOT-ID}"
        }'

Note

To learn more about restoring snapshots with additional examples, see the Create One Restore Job for One Cluster API resource page.