MySQL On-Demand Backups

Backup your MySQL hosting data anytime, on-demand.

On-demand backups can be used to back up your MySQL deployment before an important event like an application upgrade, MySQL version upgrade, etc.


On-demand backups are not removed automatically from the system. Please use the backup UI to delete on-demand backups that are no longer needed.

Creating On-Demand MySQL Backups

To create an on-demand backup, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the overview page of the deployment you wish to back up, click on the Backup & Restore menu option and choose "Backup":


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

Step 2: By default, the On-Demand tab will be activated. Start by entering a name for the backup. We always encourage good naming conventions so that these entities are easy to remember. You can also add a comment (max 100 characters) to your backup.


Step 2: Enter a name and comment for your backup

Step 3: If you're backing up a Master-Slave deployment, we also give you the option of triggering the backup on the Slave or Master. By default, backups are triggered on the Slave.


Step 3: Select Backup Target (only for Master-Slave deployments)

After you've configured the details of your backup, click the "Backup" button and a job will be triggered for your new backup. It should take anywhere from 5 minutes and up depending on the type of cluster and the amount of data in the deployment.