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How do you upload a mongodump database to a fresh instance of the OpenStudio Cloud Management Console

asked 2015-08-19 16:44:32 -0500

updated 2015-11-07 17:38:00 -0500

After completing an analysis I downloaded the project database in hopes that it would be possible to upload the results at a later time. After rebooting the openstudio server I'm not seeing how to do this.

Is it possible to terminate and EC2 instance and then restart it and upload a project database?

I like having access to the results but I don't want to keep the server running over long periods of time as the costs can add up.

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answered 2015-08-26 10:47:08 -0500

To start up a blank OS-server, run '>rake create_cluster' and then select a spreadsheet that has the cluster configuration you want. This will only start up the EC2 instances defined in the that spreadsheet and will not submit any jobs to it. From there you can then go to the server page and reload your database snapshot.

note, '>rake -T' will list all the available commands for the spreadsheet. (you might need to add 'bundle exec rake create_cluster', depending on your ruby setup).

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wonderful. Thanks for the explanation!

Lincoln gravatar imageLincoln ( 2015-08-26 11:07:28 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-08-20 09:20:14 -0500

@Lincoln did you use the "Backup" feature when you save the database? If so you should be able to restore it by choosing the file and then choosing "Upload and Restore Database". If that doesn't work let me know and I'll follow up with someone else to see what is happening.

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@David Goldwasser yes I used the backup feature. The problem is that i stopped the instance that was hosting the open studio cloud console. When i restart the instance I can't get the console to appear.

Is there a way to open a blank openstudio cloud console without starting a project/analysis?

Lincoln gravatar imageLincoln ( 2015-08-20 12:50:13 -0500 )edit
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yes, see my answer below. Terminating and restarting the images thru amazon wont work because the instances wont be configured correctly. They need to be started thru the spreadsheet command line.

also, using the backup feature as described above will completely erase the existing database on your running server. When you do this, all the datapoint files will be lost, only the high level database information will be saved.

BrianLBall gravatar imageBrianLBall ( 2015-08-26 10:47:50 -0500 )edit

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