If you need to copy or clone your existing Aura database to another (for example, when doing a production refresh for development or staging), you have a couple of options. First, follow the steps in the knowledge base article for exporting your data. Once you have downloaded the dump file you can proceed to import.
Create a new database
On the main Aura console page, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose "Create a database".
Select the size of your new database (ensuring it is at least as large as the original one) and the region you want your database deployed in. This does not need to be the same region as your existing database.
As always, copy the password that is displayed for future use. Let the database creation complete before moving to the next step.
Import to the database just created
The final step will be to import your data. Note: the database being copied to will be overwritten in this step, so be certain you are working with the right one.
If the dump file is smaller than 4GB you can do this in the Aura console otherwise please use the command line tool push-to-cloud. Please see the article for using push-to-cloud for more details.
Open your new database and click the "Import Data" tab. Then click the "Choose file" button to navigate to the location of the "graph.db.dump" file saved in the first step.
You'll be prompted to confirm you want to overwrite all of the existing data in your new database; click Upload to continue.
Wait for import to complete
We recommend getting a coffee, tea, or other favourite beverage at this step. It will take anywhere from a few minutes for a small database, to potentially an hour or more if you have an exceptionally large amount of data and a slow internet connection, for the import to finish.
That's it, you now have a second copy of your database to make use of. As always, use the blue button at the bottom of this page to contact us with any questions.