MySQL Scheduled Backups

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

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By default, your deployments 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 overview page of the deployment you wish to backup, click on the Backup & Restore menu option and choose "Backup":

Step 1: Click on Backup & Restore in the manage stripStep 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 configurationStep 2: Default scheduled backup configuration

Step 2: Default scheduled backup configuration

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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.

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