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MongoDB Scheduled Backups

Scheduled backups can be used to back up your MongoDB clusters automatically on a regular schedule by setting up a backup configuration.

By default, your clusters are configured to backup once a day and retain 7 backups.

Creating Scheduled Backups

To set up a backup configuration for scheduled backups, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the details page of the cluster you wish to backup, click on the Backup & Restore menu option and choose "Backup":

Step 1: Click on Backup & Restore in the manage strip

Step 1: Click on Backup & Restore in the manage strip

Step 2: Switch to the "Scheduled Tab". We enable scheduled backups on newly created clusters by default. Here's the configuration we start with:

  • Every 24 hours (1 day)
  • Start Time 0:00 UTC
  • Maximum backups to retain: 7
  • Backup Target: Secondary (in case of replica set/sharded)
Step 2: Default scheduled backup configuration

Step 2: Default scheduled backup configuration

ScaleGrid provides the option of disabling scheduled backups, although this is highly discouraged.

Once you set the backup configuration, the scheduled backup will automatically trigger at the specific time.

Scheduled backups have an auto-generated name and cannot be edited:
Scheduled-DateTime UTC-RandomString

MongoDB Scheduled Backups


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