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Backups for CCX are handled and managed automatically. There are no further actions required by the users and there are no required inputs needed by the CCX as well from the user. The backups are triggered in the background and are available in various types:

  • Full Backup – A full backup is a total copy of your entire database or your full data set of your database.
  • Incremental Backup – Incremental backup covers only the database transactions since the last full backup up to its current action of where the backup is running. It will contain all the change sets or last updated transactions going into your database from the last full backup. Currently supported in MariaDB, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL.

All backups

The CCX all backups section will contain the list of all backups that were taken. The list of backups contains the following columns describe as follows:

  • IDThe backup ID of your backup copy. This is useful if you want to use this as a reference in case you need to share the information with your team or use it as a reference in case there’s an issue with the backup, such as addressing to Severalnines Support Team.
  • MethodThis is the type of backup method that is used to generate your backup.
  • Type. This is the type of backup used such as full or incremental.
  • Status. This is the state of your backup such as Completed, In-Progress, or Failed.
  • Started. Signifies when the backup action has started.
  • Duration. This signifies how long your backup has taken.
  • Size. Signifies the size of your backup data or how large is your backup data.
  • Action. The available actions you can do for your backup. These are:
    • Create Datastore- This creates a new datastore using the backup.
    • Restore – restores the backup in the current datastore.

Backup Schedules

Backup schedules are set by CCX automatically. The schedules are set depending on the type of database deployed. By default, full backup schedules are set using UTC format at 4:00 AM daily. Whereas, the incremental are set to run every top of the hour. This section will list the backup schedules which contain the following columns described as follows:

  • MethodThis is the type of backup method that will be used to generate your backup.
  • Type. This is the type of backup to be used either full or incremental.
  • Status. This is the state of your backup schedule either active or paused.
  • Created. Signifies when the backup was created.
  • Recurrence. This shows the scheduled time in a crontab format.

In the “Actions” section you will see the button to:

  • Pause. This disables the backup schedule.
  • Edit. Enables you to edit the backup schedule.

Editing Backup Schedules

For full backups, you can change the time or frequency as shown in the below example:

For incremental backups,  you can change the time the backup starts. Currently, you can only set it to start every 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 1 hour:

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