Help Center/ GaussDB/ User Guide/ Data Backup/ Creating a Manual Backup for Instances
Updated on 2024-05-07 GMT+08:00

Creating a Manual Backup for Instances

Scenarios

GaussDB allows you to create instance-level manual backups for available instances. You can use these backups to restore data.

Precautions

  • Manual backups are user-initiated full backups of instances. They are retained until you delete them manually.
  • You can back up data of instances that are in the Available state.
  • A user can perform only one instance-level backup operation for a DB instance at a time.
  • Instance-level manual backups cannot be created for GaussDB single-replica instances of versions earlier than 3.0.

Billing

Backups are saved as packages in OBS buckets. For the billing details, see How Is GaussDB Backup Data Charged?

After a DB instance is deleted, the free backup space of the DB instance is automatically canceled. Manual backups are billed based on the space required. For details, see Product Pricing Details.

Method 1

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and project.

  3. Click in the upper left corner of the page and choose Databases > GaussDB.
  4. On the Instances page, locate the instance and choose More > Create Backup in the Operation column.

  5. In the displayed dialog box, enter a backup name and description. Then, click OK. If you want to cancel the backup creation task, click Cancel.

    • The backup name must consist of 4 to 64 characters and start with a letter. It can contain only uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).
    • The description can contain up to 256 characters, but cannot contain carriage returns and special characters (>!<"&'=).
    • During the creation process, the instance status is Backing up. The time required for creating a manual backup depends on the data volume.

    To check whether the backup has been successfully created, click in the upper right corner of the page. If the instance status is Available, the backup has been created. You can manage the backup following the instructions provided in 6.

  6. View and manage the created backup on the Backups page.

    Alternatively, click the instance name. On the Backups page, you can view and manage the manual backups.

Method 2

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and project.

  3. Click in the upper left corner of the page and choose Databases > GaussDB.
  4. On the Instances page, click the name of the target instance to go to the Basic Information page.
  5. In the navigation pane on the left, choose Backups. On the displayed page, click Create Backup.

  6. In the displayed dialog box, enter a backup name and description and click OK.

    • The backup name must consist of 4 to 64 characters and start with a letter. It can contain only uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).
    • The description can contain up to 256 characters, but cannot contain carriage returns and special characters (>!<"&'=).
    • During the creation process, the manual backup status is Creating. The time required for creating a manual backup depends on the data volume.

  7. View and manage the created backup on the current page.

    Alternatively, go back to the instance list page, and click Backups to view and manage the backup.