Add a Backup Configuration to an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance

If you did not configure backups when you created an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance, you can manually add a backup configuration to the existing instance after the service instance is provisioned.

Backups are already configured on a service instance if you set the Backup Destination to a value other than None when you created the service instance.

Some configuration options vary depending on the type of region in which your service instance was created. See Identify the Cloud Infrastructure Used by a Service Instance.

  1. Access your service console.
  2. Click the name of the service instance for which you want to configure automated backups.
  3. On the Overview page, click Manage this instance Menu icon beside the instance name, and then select Enable Backups.
  4. For Backup Destination, select the location(s) to which backups will be stored.
  5. For Cloud Storage Container, enter the object storage location where backups of the service instance will be stored.
    • If your service instance is running in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure region, then enter the URL of an existing bucket in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage. See Prerequisites for PaaS Services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

      Format: https://swiftobjectstorage.region.oraclecloud.com/v1/namespace/bucket

      To find out your namespace, sign in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure web console, click the tenancy name, and look for the Object Storage Namespace field.

      Example: https://swiftobjectstorage.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com/v1/myCompany/myBucket

    • If your service instance is running in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic region, then enter the URL of a container in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

      Format: rest_endpoint_url/containerName

      You can find the REST endpoint URL of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic service instance in the Infrastructure Classic Console. See Finding the REST Endpoint URL for Your Cloud Account in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

      Example: https://acme.storage.oraclecloud.com/v1/MyService-acme/MyContainer

  6. For Username and Password, enter the credentials of a cloud user who has access to the specified object storage location.
    • If your service instance is running in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure region, then enter the generated Auth Token for the user that you specified. See Prerequisites for PaaS Services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

    • If your service instance is running in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic region, then these fields are not displayed if this account includes Oracle Identity Cloud Service, and the current cloud user is entitled to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

  7. If the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic container that you specified doesn’t exist, or if you aren’t sure whether it exists, then select Create Cloud Storage Container. If the container doesn’t exist, it will be created automatically.

    This option is not relevant to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions. The specified Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage bucket must be created prior to adding a backup configuration.

  8. Click Enable Backups.