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This documentation describes how to perform the backup and restoration operations of a TraefikEE cluster in Swarm. For a general introduction of the backup and restore mechanism, we suggest reading the introduction first.


In order to perform those operations, you will need to use traefikeectl. To set it up, please refer to the manual installation guide

Creating a Backup

This section describes how to backup a TraefikEE cluster on Swarm.

traefikeectl backup
Successfully generated backup archive at: 2019-03-13T174230_traefikee-backup.tar


If you need to, TraefikEE also supports creating zip archives for backup, with the --archivetype=zip option.


If, somehow, the backup system fails to generate a valid backup, you can force the generation of a new one with the --force flag.

Restoring a Cluster

traefikeectl install comes with a --archivepath option, which enables you to install a new cluster and restore a cluster state from given backup.

traefikeectl install \
        --swarm \

Replacing an Existing Cluster

With traefikeectl, you can perform a "forced installation" which is going to replace the existing installation with a new cluster restored from given backup.

traefikeectl install \
        --swarm \
        --archivepath=./your-backup.tar \