The Enterprise version comes with an enriched version utility program: neo4j-admin, located in $NEO_HOME/bin. This version has two more functions: backup and restore.
To allow online backups, some configuration is needed; you need to uncomment the two lines in bold in $NEO_HOME/conf/neo4j.conf:
# Enable online backups to be taken from this database.dbms.backup.enabled=true# By default the backup service will only listen on localhost.# To enable remote backups you will have to bind to an external# network interface (e.g. 0.0.0.0 for all interfaces).dbms.backup.address=0.0.0.0:6362