How to Check The Current Backup Tool¶
Applies to versions 2020.3 and newer
In order to determine which backup tool is currently in use on the Alation server, check the value of the alation_conf parameter
alation.backup_v2.enabled. If it is set to
False, Alation uses Backup V1. If it is set to
True, Alation uses Backup V2.
Do not change the parameter
alation.backup_v2.enabledmanually as it will result in an incomplete transition between backup tools and an inconsistent state of the system. To disable or enable Backup V2, use the steps described in the Backup V2 documentation.
To check the value:
SSH to your Alation instance.
Enter the Alation shell:
sudo /etc/init.d/alation shell
Run the following command:
This will output the current value of the parameter.
To exit the shell, type
exit and press Enter.