(Deprecated) A wrapper around cbbackup that was made to improve performance for enterprise users. Superseded by cbbackupmgr, which should be used instead of this tool.


      cbbackupwrapper [--username <user>] [--password <password>] [--ssl]
                        [--bucket-source <name>] [--single-node]
                        [--mode <full|diff|accu>] [--path <path>] [--port <port>]
                        [--number <num>] [--parallelism <num>] [--verbose]
                        [--extra <options>] [--help] cluster backup_dir


      DEPRECATION WARNING: This tool has been deprecated please use cbbackupmgr instead.

      cbbackupwrapper divides the vBuckets between various cbbackup processes to improve performance.

      The directory structure is not compatible with cbbackup or cbrestore thus incremental have to be made with cbbackupwrapper and restores have to be performed with cbrestorewrapper. The resulting directory structure after performing a successful backup with cbbackupwrapper will look as follows:

      ├── 0-99
      │   └── 2019-06-26T151213Z
      │       └── 2019-06-26T151213Z-full
      │           └── bucket-beer-sample
      │               ├── design.json
      │               └── node-
      ├── 100-199
      │   └── 2019-06-26T151215Z
      │       └── 2019-06-26T151215Z-full
      │           └── bucket-beer-sample
      │               ├── design.json
      │               └── node-
      ├── 1000-1023
      │   └── 2019-06-26T151229Z
      │       └── 2019-06-26T151229Z-full
      │           └── bucket-beer-sample
      │               ├── design.json
      │               └── node-
      └── logs

      The structure contains a folder for every n vBuckets where n is the parameter number in the command. Inside each vBucket folder we have a backup directory containing the data for those vBuckets. Finally we have a log folder that contains the output of each cbbackup process used to create each vBucket folder.


      -u,--username <user>

      Specifies the username of the user executing the command. If you do not have a user account with permission to execute the command then it will fail with an unauthorized error.

      -p,--password <password>

      Specifies the password of the user executing the command. If you do not have a user account with permission to execute the command then it will fail with an unauthorized error.


      (Deprecated) Specifies that the connection should use SSL verification. If this flag is used then SSL will be used but the cluster certificate will not be verified by the Certificate Authority. This flag is deprecated and not recommended. If you wish to use SSL encryption it is recommended that you specify the cluster host name using either couchbases:// or https://. Each of these connection schemes will ensure that the connection is encrypted with SSL. You may then use either --no-ssl-verify or --cacert in order to customize how your SSL connection is set up.

      -b,--bucket-source <bucket>

      Single named bucket from source cluster to transfer. If the backup directory only contains a single bucket, then that bucket is automatically used.


      Transfer data only from the source data node.

      -m,--mode <full|diff|accu>

      Select the backup mode, the available options are: full, diff, accu. If an option is not provided it defaults to diff. The full mode will perform a full backup. The diff mode will perform a differential incremental backup which backups only the changes since the last full or incremental backup. The accu mode performs a cumulative incremental backup, which backs up all changes since the last full backup.

      --path <path>

      Specifies the path to the cbbackup executable. Defaults to the current directory.

      --port <port>

      Specifies the bucket port. Defaults to 11210

      -n,--number <num>

      Specify the number of vBuckets per process. Defaults to 100

      -p,--parallelism <num>

      Number of vBucket backup jobs to run at a time. Defaults to 1.


      Verbose logging; more -v’s provide more verbosity. Max is -vvv

      -x,--extra <options>

      Provide extra, uncommon configuration parameters. Comma-separated key=val pairs


      The following are extra, specialized command options with the cbbackupwrapper -x parameter.

      Table 1. cbbackupwrapper -x options
      -x options Description


      Maximum backoff time during the rebalance period.


      Transfer this # of bytes per batch.


      Transfer this # of documents per batch.


      Split backup file on destination cluster if it exceeds the MiB.


      By default, disable conflict resolution.

      This option doesn’t work in Couchbase Server versions 4.0 and 4.1 but will be re-implemented in version 4.1.1 and in subsequent versions.


      For value 1, transfer only data from a backup file or cluster.


      For value 1, transfer only design documents from a backup file or cluster. Default: 0.

      Back up only design documents which include view and secondary index definitions from a cluster or bucket with the option design_doc_only=1. Restore only design documents with cbrestore -x design_doc_only=1.


      Max number of sequential retries if the transfer fails.


      For value 0, display extended fields for stdout output.


      0 or 1, where 1 retries transfer after a NOT_MY_VBUCKET message. Default: 1.


      Amount of bytes for every TCP/IP batch transferred.


      For value 1, rehash the partition id’s of each item. This is required when transferring data between clusters with different number of partitions, such as when transferring data from an Mac OS X server to a non-Mac OS X cluster.


      Number batches transferred before updating progress bar in console.


      Number batches transferred before emitting progress information in console.


      By default, start seqno from beginning.


      Transfer documents with metadata. Default: 1. Value of 0 is only used when transferring from 1.8.x to 1.8.x.


      For value 1, restore data in uncompressed mode.

      This option is unsupported. To create backups with compression, use cbbackupmgr, which is available for Couchbase Server Enterprise Edition only. See Backup.


      To perform a backup with cbbackupwrapper run:

      $ cbbackupwrapper ~/backups \
        -u Administrator -p password