Articles in backups

Improved Performance for Redis Cache Mode on Compose

tl;dr - We've boosted the reliability of Cache Mode on Compose by disabling backups and persistence by default on all Redis deployments using that mode. But if you need them enabled, all you need to do is turn it on. We made some changes recently to…

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Compose has your back(ups)

What if you deleted a deployment by mistake, or you wished you had access to a deployment's data that you deleted weeks or months ago? Compose has a solution to your problem and it doesn't involve sending a message to support. Compose database deploy…

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Backups, etcd and etcdtool

Etcd is a fine database for coordination and configuration data but, at least for backup and restore, there's some design assumptions made that aren't a good fit for a hosted service. That's why we were rather pleased to come across the etcdtool util…

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Compose backups - Going local

We do backups differently at Compose and we'd like to explain why. Our preferred approach is to take a rapid snapshot of a database's data on disk. With the range of databases we have though there are exceptions to that preference and that means diff…

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How We Do It: Backups

We've talked about how you can produce backups on-demand both manually and using the API, but what happens behind the curtain at Compose to make it so easy and how do we take a consistent backup without stopping your database? For our MongoDB elastic…

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