Configure Database Backups for AWS Elemental Server - AWS Elemental Server

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Configure Database Backups for AWS Elemental Server

During a database backup, AWS Elemental Server copies the data that's related to your framework (channels, profiles, nodes, MPTS outputs, and redundancy groups) from the AWS Elemental Server node to another server. You can use this backup to restore the data to the node in case of a major hardware failure or if you have to re-install the software for any reason.

Backup files are named in this format: elemental-db-backup_yyyy-mm- dd_hh-mm- ss.tar.bz2

AWS Elemental Server is configured by default to create database backups and store them on a local disk. This section describes how to view the backup configuration and modify it for your needs.

For steps to restore a database backup, see Database Backups for AWS Elemental Server

To view and change the backup configuration

  1. On the AWS Elemental Server web interface, go to the Settings page and choose General.

  2. In the Cluster Tasks section, the following fields configure the database backups:

    • Minutes between management database backups indicates how often AWS Elemental Server creates backups.

    • Management database backups to keep indicates how many backups AWS Elemental Server keeps. When this number is reached, the oldest backup is removed so that the newest backup can be saved.

    • Path to store management database backups indicates where AWS Elemental Server stores backups.

      The folder to receive backups must be the local disk or on a remote server that is mounted to the node. For assistance, see Add Mount Points to AWS Elemental ServerNodes.

  3. Change any of these values as you need and choose Save.