New: Backup your Atlas snapshots to additional regions

We’re excited to announce the release of a new backup feature in MongoDB Atlas, snapshot distribution. Snapshot distribution allows you to easily copy your backup snapshots across multiple geographic regions within your primary cloud provider with just the click of a button.

You can configure how snapshots are distributed directly within your backup policy and Atlas will automatically copy them to other regions as selected - no manual process necessary.

While it may not always be required to store additional snapshot copies in varying places, this can be extremely useful in several situations, such as:

  • For organizations who have a compliance requirement to store backups in different geographical locations from their primary place of operation
  • For organizations operating multi-region clusters looking for faster direct-attach restores for the entire cluster

If you fall into either of these categories, snapshot distribution may be a valuable feature addition to your current backup policy - allowing you to automate prior manual processes and free up development time to focus on innovation.

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How to I terraform Atlas to run snapshot backup to another region in additional to the local (default) region ?

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Hi @Alex_Leong . As of the Terraform MongoDB Atlas Provider v.1.8.0 you can add snapshot distribution in your cloud backup schedules.

You can find an example with further details here in the documentation.

Best regards,