Dremio.exe windows backup & restore

Hi, new to Dremio and testing things out. Seems pretty cool so far. I’ve tried several setups with docker, but I’m running on windows and would prefer not to use docker. I found an exe…
and I downloaded and installed the dremio-community-LATEST.exe

Everything seems to be running fine, but I’m a little confused on backup and restore process.
Using wsl, i ran ./dremio-admin backup with user/pw and mnt directory, but received error ‘Error: Could not find or load main class Files.Dremio.lib
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Files.Dremio.lib’
How would you recommend backup and restoring on windows?


@ngodfrey What version of Dremio is this? Dremio on Windows was removed many versions back.

I don’t know. I found it here… Index of community-server/
So if windows isn’t maintained anymore, I’m assuming docker the recommended way? Is there a video of the back up and restore process with docker somewhere?

@ngodfrey When you say docker, can you use Kubernetes based Docker?

No, docker installed on WSL would be ideal.

@ngodfrey Backup will only work when Dremio is up and running. Just want to make sure, you did not bring down the docker instance and then tried the backup