Managing a Backup

Use the Console to edit, delete, or move a backup.

Editing a Backup

Edit the display name and description of a backup of the DB system.

Using the Console

Use the Console to edit the display name and description of your backup.

Note

The Edit Backup panel is different from the Edit Backup Plan panel. The Edit Backup Plan panel enables you to enable automatic backups, edit the retention period and window start time of an existing DB system. See Editing a Backup Plan.
  1. Open the navigation menu and select Databases. Under MySQL, click Backups.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Edit from the Actions menu on the same line as your DB system.
    • Click the name of the backup to open the Backup Details page and click Edit.
  3. On the Edit Backup panel, provide the following details:
    • Display Name: Specify the name of the backup. If you do not define a name, one is generated for you in the format NameOfTheBackup-Backup-Date, Time.
    • Description: Specify the description of the backup. If you do not provide a description, one is generated for you in the format NameOfTheDBSystem-TypeOfBackup-Date, Time.
    • Retention Period: You cannot edit the retention period of automatic backups.
  4. Click Save Changes.
The details of the selected backup is updated.

Editing a Backup Plan

Edit the backup plan of an existing DB system to enable automatic backups and point in time restore, and edit the retention period and window start time.

Using the Console

Use the Console to edit the backup plan of an existing DB system.

Note

The Edit Backup Plan panel is different from the Edit Backup panel. The Edit Backup panel enables you to edit the display name and description of your backup. See Editing a Backup.
  1. Navigate to the DB System Details page of the DB system.
  2. From the More Actions menu, select Edit Backup Plan.
  3. On the Edit Backup Plan panel, provide the following details:
    • Enable Automatic Backups: Select to enable automatic backups. If you do not enable automatic backups, create a manual backup. It is recommended to enable automatic backups.
    • Backup retention period: (Optional) Specify how long to retain the backups, in days. The default retention period is seven days.
    • Enable point in time restore: Select the option to enable you to restore a DB system at a point in time to a new DB system.
    • Select Backup Window: Select to enable you to define the starting time of backup of your DB system in the Window Start Time field. Your backup starts at some point in the 30 minutes following the Window Start Time. Click Show backup windows per region to view the default backup window specific to your region.
      Note

      There is no impact on the DB system or the database connections when the automatic backup is created.
  4. Click Save Changes.
The automatic backups are created.

Moving a Backup

Move a backup to a different compartment. You can move an active backup only. You can not move a backup that is in any other state.

Using the Console

Use the Console to move your backup to a different compartment.

This task requires the following:
  • The access permission, MYSQL_BACKUP_MOVE, on the compartment to which you want to move your backup. See mysql-backups.
  • An active backup. You can not move a backup that is in any other state.
Do the following to move a backup to a different compartment:
  1. Open the navigation menu, and click Databases. Under MySQL, click Backups.
  2. Choose your compartment from the List Scope.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Move Resource from the Actions menu on the same line as your backup.
    • Click the name of the backup to open the Backup Details page. Click Move Resource.
  4. In the Move Resource to a Different Compartment dialog box, choose the new compartment.You cannot select the compartment the backup is currently in.
  5. Click Move Resource.
The backup is moved to the selected compartment.

Deleting a Backup

Delete a backup of the DB system.

Using the Console

Use the Console to delete a backup of your DB system.

  1. Open the navigation menu and select Databases. Under MySQL, click Backups.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Delete from the Actions menu on the same line as your DB system.
    • Click the name of the DB system to open the Backup Details page. Click Delete.
  3. On the Delete Backup dialog box, click Delete Backup.
The backup is deleted.