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Note

Feature Unavailable in Free-Tier Clusters

This feature is not available for M0 free clusters. To learn more about which features are unavailable, see Atlas M0 (Free Cluster), M2, and M5 Limitations.

Atlas Cloud Backups provide localized backup storage using the native snapshot functionality of the cluster's cloud service provider.

Note

You must have the Project Owner role for an Atlas project to manage backup for the clusters in that project.

Atlas supports cloud backup for clusters served on:

You can enable cloud backup during the cluster creation or during the modification of an existing cluster. From the cluster configuration modal, toggle Turn on Cloud Backup to Yes.

If you need to retain any legacy backup snapshots for archival purposes, download them before you switch to Cloud Backup from legacy backups. To learn how to download a snapshot, see Restore a Cluster from a Legacy Backup Snapshot.

When you change from Legacy Backups to Cloud Backups, Atlas retains your Legacy Backup snapshots in accordance with your legacy backup retention policy.

Important

Limitations of Cloud Backup

Cloud Backups:

  • Can support sharded clusters running MongoDB version 3.6 or later.

  • Cannot restore an existing snapshot to a cluster after you add or remove a shard from it. You may restore an existing snapshot to another cluster with a matching topology.

Note

Sharded Cluster Balancer, FCV 4.0 databases and Cloud Backup

With databases running FCV 4.0 or earlier, Cloud Backup automatically disables the balancer for snapshots if it's running. This ensures an inactive balancer during the backup operation. When the snapshot completes, Cloud Backup returns the balancer to its previous state.

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