Explore the Backup Page

You can use the Backup page to back up and restore an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance, and to manage backups for the service instance.

What You See on the Backup Page

The following table describes the key information shown on the Backup page.

Element Description

Oracle Java Cloud Service link

Click this link to return to the Oracle Java Cloud Service Console.

Menu icon (in the page header)

Menu icon provides the following options:

  • Open WebLogic Server Administration Console—Open the WebLogic Administration Console to administer your application environment.

  • Open Fusion Middleware Control Console—Open Fusion Middleware Control to administer your application environment.

  • Open Load Balancer Console—Open the console to administer the load balancer, if a local load balancer has been configured for the service instance.

    Note that access to the administrative consoles is disabled by default. When you create a service instance, you can enable consoles by selecting a check box on the Details page of the instance creation wizard. For an instance this is already created, you must create an access rule in order to activate the console choices. See Enabling Console Access in an Oracle Java Cloud Service.

  • Start—Start the nodes for the Administration Server, Managed Servers, load balancer, and Managed Servers on the Coherence data tier (if provisioned).

  • Stop—Stop the nodes for the Administration Server, Managed Servers, load balancer, and Managed Servers on the Coherence data tier (if provisioned).

  • Restart—Stop and then immediately restart all the nodes in the service instance.

  • Scale Out—Adds a managed server node.

  • Auto Scaling—Opens the Add Rule dialog box, which opens the Rules page where you can configure auto-scaling rules.

  • Change License Type—Opens the Change License Type dialog box, which enables you to choose whether to leverage your existing on-premises (BYOL) license or use your Oracle Java Cloud Service cloud license.

  • Disable/Enable Load Balancer—Depending on the selection, either blocks access to the service instance or forwards the requests it receives from clients to the Oracle WebLogic Server Managed Servers.

  • Access Rules—Create and manage rules to control access to the nodes for this service instance.

  • SSH Access—Add public SSH keys to the nodes that make up this service instance.

  • Manage Tags/Add Tags—Either remove or add tags to a service instance. Manage Tags appears if a tag already exists for the service instance. Add Tags appears if no tags exist for the service instance.

  • Enable Backups—Enable backups for this service instance.

  • View Activity—View all administrative activities that have been performed on your service instances.

  • View Service Metrics—View performance metrics for this service instance.

Backups on Cloud Storage

The total amount of space, in megabytes or gigabytes, that backups are occupying in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic container for storing backups. This amount includes space that is occupied by backups that have been manually uploaded to the container, if any, in addition to the space occupied by backups that Oracle Java Cloud Service has moved there.

Backup Volume Used The total amount of space, in megabytes or gigabytes, that local copies of backups are occupying in the backup volume on the block storage of the virtual machine where the Administration Server is running.
Backup Volume Used (%) The percentage of the available space that backups are occupying in the backup volume on the block storage of the virtual machine where the Administration Server is running.

Incremental Backups

Indicates the schedule for running incremental backups. For information about configuring the incremental backup schedule, see Configure Scheduled Backups for an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance.

Full Backups

Indicates the schedule for running full backups. For information about configuring the full backup schedule, see Configure Scheduled Backups for an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance.

Most Recent Backup Icon indicating a failed backup

Indicates that the most recent backup failed and the time of its failure. Click the icon for information about why the backup attempt was unsuccessful.

Oracle Java Cloud Service automatically disables backups after consecutive failures occur with scheduled backups.

Last Successful Backup

Indicates the time of the last successful backup.

Refresh

Click to refresh the page. The date and time the page was last refreshed is displayed adjacent to this button.

Available Backups List of available backups. By default, only backups for the last seven days are listed. Use the search field to specify a range of dates for which you want backups returned.

Manage backups for this instance Menu icon

Select from the following options:

  • Backup Now — Create an on-demand backup of the service instance.

  • Configure Backups — Update the backup schedule and where backups are stored.

  • Disable Backups — Disable automated and on-demand backups.

  • Enable Backups — Enable automated and on-demand backups.

Screen capture of the Search from Date field

Enter the start date of the period for which you want to filter the list of available backups or the restoration history. By default, the start date is set to seven days before the current date.

Enter the date in the format mm/dd/yyyy.

  • mm is a one-digit or two-digit month number, for example, 2 for February or 10 for October.

  • dd is a number in the range 1–31 for the day of the month.

  • yyyy is a four-digit year number, for example, 2104.

Alternatively, click the calendar icon to select the date from a calendar.

Screen capture of the Search to Date field

Enter the end date of the period for which you want to filter the list of available backups or the restoration history. Enter the date in the format mm/dd/yyyy.

  • mm is a one-digit or two-digit month number, for example, 2 for February or 10 for October.

  • dd is a number in the range 1–31 for the day of the month.

  • yyyy is a four-digit year number, for example, 2104.

Alternatively, click the calendar icon to select the date from a calendar.

Note:

The end date must not be earlier than the start date.

Magnifying glass icon

Click to filter the list of available backups or the restoration history to show only backups or restorations from within the period specified by the Search from Date field and the Search to Date field.

Icon for an in-progress backup.

In-progress backup for the Oracle Java Cloud Service instance. The backup will not be available for use in restoring the service instance until it is completed.

The backup is identified by the date and time when the backup operation was started, which is displayed adjacent to icon that represents the backup.

Click the icon to see additional information about the backup.

Icon for a completed backup

Completed backup for the Oracle Java Cloud Service instance. The backup is available for use in restoring the service instance.

The backup is identified by the date and time when the backup was created, which is displayed adjacent to icon that represents the backup.

Click the icon to see additional information about the backup, including its start date, complete date, expiration date and size. If a database backup is included, its tag or timestamp is also displayed.

Icon for a completed backup with a warning message

Completed backup with a warning message. Oracle Java Cloud Service tried but failed to move or delete one or more older backups. For information about when and why Oracle Java Cloud Service moves or deletes older backups, see About Backup and Restoration in Oracle Java Cloud Service. The backup is still available for use in restoring the service instance.

To find out why Oracle Java Cloud Service could not move or remove the older backup, place the cursor over the icon.

The presence of the older backup may cause future backups to fail because of insufficient space. For information about how to prevent future backups from failing in this way see One of my backups is showing a warning icon.

The backup is identified by the date and time when the backup was created, which is displayed adjacent to icon that represents the backup.

Click the icon to see additional information about the backup.

Icon for a backup that is being deleted.

The backup is in the process of being deleted.

Click the icon to see additional information about the backup.

Type

A comma-separated pair of words that describes the type of the backup.

The first word in the pair describes the extent of the backup:

  • Full—The backup contains all the runtime artifacts required to restore the service instance’s configuration data.

  • Incremental—The backup contains changes to configuration data on all virtual machines since the last scheduled full backup.

The second word in the pair indicates how the backup was initiated:

  • If the backup was initiated automatically at the scheduled time, the text “scheduled" is displayed.

  • If the backup was initiated by a user, the user name of the user who initiated the backup is displayed.

  • If the backup was initiated in response to another management operation by a user, the name of the user is displayed.

For more information, see About Backup and Restoration in Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Available Until

The date and time until which the backup will be retained.

Contains

A row of up to two icons that indicates the content of the backup:
  • Icon for configuration files—Indicates that the backup contains configuration files.

  • Icon for database files—Indicates that the backup contains database files. Place your mouse over this icon for additional database information.

Notes

Click the link to display the notes that were provided when the backup was created or the restoration was performed.

Menu Menu icon

Select from the following options:

Restore History (Last 7 Days)

Click the triangle adjacent to this label to display a list of all the restoration operations on this service instance. By default, only restoration operations for the last seven days are listed. Use the search field to specify a range of dates for which you want restoration operations returned.

Click Select to include unsuccessful restore attempts to include the unsuccessful restoration operations in the list.

Icon for a completed restoration operation

Completed restoration operation for theOracle Java Cloud Service instance.

The restoration operation is identified by the date and time when it was started, which is displayed adjacent to icon that represents the restoration operation.

Click the icon to see additional information about the restoration operation.

Icon for an in-progress restoration

In-progress restoration operation for the Oracle Java Cloud Service instance.

The restoration operation is identified by the date and time when it was started, which is displayed adjacent to icon that represents the restoration operation.

Click the icon to see additional information about the restoration operation.

Icon for an unsuccessful restoration

Unsuccessful restoration attempt for the Oracle Java Cloud Service instance.

The restoration attempt is identified by the date and time when it was started, which is displayed adjacent to icon that represents the restoration attempt.

Click the icon to see additional information about the restoration attempt.

From Backup

The date and time when the backup from which the service instance was restored was created.

Status

The status of the restoration operation:

  • Completed

  • In-Progress

  • Failed

Click the text to see detailed status messages for the operation.

Contains

A row of up to two icons that indicates the items that were restored:

  • Icon for binary files—Indicates that binary files were restored.

  • Icon for configuration files—Indicates that configuration files were restored.