Database Backups

In the Backups page for databases, you can create or manage backup jobs for databases. You can go to this page from the menu bar: go to Protection and click Backups in the Databases section.

In the list of database backup jobs, you can edit a backup job by clicking its name. You can also manually start a backup jobby clicking Run now, remove a backup job by clicking Remove, hold a scheduled backup job by clicking Pause, or resume a paused backup job by clicking Resume.

Creating a backup job for databases

Create a backup job for databases by taking the following steps:

  1. Click Define backup to open the Add new backup pane for databases.

  2. In Step 1 of the Add new backup pane for databases, select the defining type from DBs or AWS tags:

    DBs

    Select databases to back up from a list of all databases that you registered with CloudCasa. You can select multiple databases in the list.

    AWS tags

    Select databases to back up from a list of the AWS tags of the databases. You can select multiple AWS tags in the list.

    Click Next.

  3. In Step 2 of the Add new backup pane for databases, enter the Backup Name. You can also add CloudCasa tags to the Backup.

    In addition, you can store your backup snapshots in a different region of the AWS datacenter. For example, assume that you want to back up a database in the AWS Tokyo Datacenter and store the backup data in the AWS North Virginia Datacenter. In this case, enable Copy to another region, select the region, and enter the Amazon Resource Name (“key ARN”) for the destination region that you can get from the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) console.

    See also

    For general information about the AWS key ARN and the AWS KMS console, see the following document:

    You can also delete the previous snapshots in the source region in Tokyo after copying the backup data to the destination region in North Virginia by enabling the Delete snapshot after copy option.

    Click Next.

  4. Select a backup policy. Or, you can select None to run the backup job manually or invoke the backup job via the API.

    See also

    For more information about policies, see Managing policies.

    Click Confirm to create the backup job.

Ensure that you can see the new database backup job in the list.