The procedure worked without a hitch and the cluster is up and running, but when I connect my app servers to the new cluster they give me errors saying my tables are not activated.
For fun I decided to activate a table (with 'riak-admin bucket-type activate') thinking the tables might be defined but not activated (which admittedly seems strange after restoring from backup), but I still got the same error messages from the appservers saying the table was not activated.
I then tried to recreate the table but got an error saying the table is already activated. Catch 22.
1) When restoring a RiakTS cluster from backups made according to the RiakKV procedure, the table definitions appear to be lost.
2) Is it reasonable to be able to use riak-admin to activate a table by name even if there's no table definition attached to it?
I'm still experimenting, so there's no panic on my end, but I sure would like to have an idea about how to create reliable backups for RiakTS before moving on to production use...