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.
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 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 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.
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.
Updated about 5 years ago