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How to manage manual backups for Database Instances

Reviewed on 08 June 2021Published on 10 March 2021

Manual backups are useful in cases when you need to have a backup of a specific state of the Database Instance. They can be used for Database Instances with local storage.

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How to create manual backups

  1. Click the Backups tab on your selected Database’s information page.

  2. Click Create a Backup.

  3. Enter a name for the backup, choose the Database and set an expiration date for the backup to be removed automatically.

    Note:

    You can click «See more Icon» > Edit to change the name and expiration anytime.

  4. Click Create a Backup to launch the backup process for the database.

How to restore manual backups

  1. Click the Backups tab on your selected Database’s information page.

  2. Click «See more Icon» next to the name of the backup you want to restore.

  3. Click Restore this backup.

    Note:

    Large database backups can take up to several hours to restore.

How to delete manual backups

When you delete an Instance, the backups and snapshots created with the Autobackup feature are not automatically deleted. Automatic backups can be manually deleted or will be purged after the retention period defined in the backup schedule configuration.

  1. Click the Backups tab on your selected Database’s information page.
  2. Select the backup you wish to delete.
  3. Click «See more Icon» >Delete
  4. Click Delete backup to confirm.
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