Back up clusters
Back up and restore your clusters, configure the automatic backup policy, and review previous backups and restores using the Backups tab.
Yugabyte Cloud performs full cluster (all namespaces) level backups, and the backups are stored in the same region as your cluster. 100GB/month of basic backup storage is provided for every vCPU; more than that and overage charges apply. Refer to Cluster costs.
By default, every paid cluster is backed up automatically every 24 hours, and these automatic backups are retained for 8 days. The first automatic backup is triggered after 24 hours of creating a table, and is scheduled every 24 hours thereafter.
To change the backup schedule, create your own schedule. To enable or disable scheduled backups, click the Scheduled backup option.
To delete a backup, click the Delete icon.
To review previous backups, click Backup. To review previous restores, click Restore.
On demand backups
Typically, you perform on-demand backups before making critical planned changes to the database.
To back up a paid cluster:
- On the Backups tab, click Backup Now to display the Create Backup dialog.
- Set the retention period for the backup.
- Optionally, enter a description of the backup.
- Click Backup Now.
The backup, along with its status, is added to the Backups list.
Use scheduled backups to override the default 24 hour/8-day retention policy with your own schedule.
Any changes to the retention policy are applied to new backups only.
To schedule backups for a paid cluster:
- On the Backups tab, click Policy Settings to display the Backup Policy Settings dialog.
- Set the retention period for the backup. The maximum retention is 31 days.
- Choose Simple to set the frequency for the backups. Choose Custom to select the days of the week to run backups, along with the start time.
- Click Update Policy.
Restore a backup
Before performing a restore, ensure the following:
- the target cluster is sized appropriately; refer to Scale and configure clusters
- the target cluster doesn’t have the same namespace(s) as the source cluster
To review previous restores, click Restore.
To restore a backup of a paid cluster:
- On the Backups tab, select a backup in the list and click the Restore icon to display the Restore Backup dialog.
- Select the target cluster.
- Click Restore.