Backups for MySQL

ScaleGrid automates the process of backing up your MySQL instances. Since ScaleGrid uses full backups - all databases, users, and settings are backed up on the instance.

We currently support two backup strategies:

ScaleGrid backups are point-in-time backups, typically implemented using disk-level snapshots.

If you enable 'encryption at rest' for your deployment, then your backup snapshots are also encrypted. This means that these backups can only be restored onto the machines on which the backup was taken.

We implement backups on various clouds in the following manner:

  • Azure - Backups on Azure are implemented using blob snapshots

ScaleGrid offers up to five backups per deployment on ScaleGrid’s dedicated hosting plans. Please contact ScaleGrid if you wish to generate additional rolling and ad hoc backups. Additional backups are available for an additional fee.


If you wish to look at the contents of backup (selected restore) without impacting your main cluster you can use the Selective Restore / Peek at Backup functionality.