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Backup and Restore NiFi Registry Templates

Backup and Restore NiFi Registry Templates

Example Backed Up NiFi Flow Excerpt

  "bucket" : {
    "createdTimestamp" : 1566430253392,
    "identifier" : "aaa50be8-b994-46b5-a0bb-be245c34b928",
    "link" : {
      "href" : "buckets/aaa50be8-b994-46b5-a0bb-be245c34b928",
      "params" : {
        "rel" : "self"
    "name" : "IoT",
    "permissions" : {
      "canDelete" : true,
      "canRead" : true,
      "canWrite" : true
  "flow" : {
    "bucketIdentifier" : "aaa50be8-b994-46b5-a0bb-be245c34b928",
    "bucketName" : "IoT",
    "createdTimestamp" : 1566430269976,
    "description" : "Created by MiNiFi C2 Flow Designer",
    "identifier" : "56902ff0-62ac-4189-9684-765247c885b5",
    "link" : {
      "href" : "buckets/aaa50be8-b994-46b5-a0bb-be245c34b928/flows/56902ff0-62ac-4189-9684-765247c885b5",
      "params" : {
        "rel" : "self"
    "modifiedTimestamp" : 1567693783102,
    "name" : "raspianjava",
    "type" : "Flow",
    "versionCount" : 10

Restoring Backed Up NiFi Flows

To restore an Apache NiFi registry flow file.

Create a flow

Creates a flow

Using bucket id, upload a flow via POST and get a new flow id

Create a version of a flow

POST with that bucket id and flow id

Creates the next version of a flow

Scripted NiFi Registry Backups for DevOps Processing

You can also backup and restore NiFi Registry using the NiFi Python API or REST API directly.

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