We’re pleased to introduce today a new feature called, “Backup Now”. While we continue to automatically run daily backups for our Elastic Deployment users, this new feature allows Elastic Deployment users to create an on-demand backup at any time.
This backup can be run anytime as long as there isn’t an active backup already in operation. We only retain a single on-demand backup at a time. Customers are able to download or restore from this backup for up to one week. If a new on-demand backup is requested, it will replace the previous backup.
When Would I Need to BackUp On-Demand?
This new feature gives customers the flexibility to quickly restore their database. This comes in handy in the following scenarios:
- Before migrating to a new Mongo version
- Before executing any data altering tasks that could negatively effect your data
- When migrating to a different service
- For a point-in-time backup which can be downloaded for future use
Where do I find this new Feature?
You can find the BackUp Now feature in the backups tab as indicated below:
As always, if you have any questions or need more information, please contact via Twitter at (@mongohq) or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.