Configure Database Backups for AWS Elemental Statmux - AWS Elemental Statmux

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Configure Database Backups for AWS Elemental Statmux

During a database backup, AWS Elemental Statmux copies the data that's related to your framework (channels, profiles, nodes, MPTS outputs, and redundancy groups) from the Statmux 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 Statmux 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 Statmux

To view and change the backup configuration

  1. On the AWS Elemental Statmux 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 Statmux creates backups.

    • Management database backups to keep indicates how many backups Statmux 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 Statmux 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 Statmux Nodes.

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