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Edit a Backup's Settings

On this page

  • Go to the Continuous Backup page for your project.
  • Access the settings.
  • Backup Settings Available to All FCVs
  • Backup Settings Available to FCV 4.2 and Later
  • Backup Settings Available to FCV 4.0 and Earlier

Available backup settings depend on the FCV value of your MongoDB database.

To edit Backup's settings:

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  1. If it is not already displayed, select the organization that contains your desired project from the Organizations menu in the navigation bar.

  2. If it is not already displayed, select your desired project from the Projects menu in the navigation bar.

  3. Click Continuous Backup in the sidebar.

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  1. Click the Overview tab.

    Cloud Manager lists all available backups.

  2. Click next to each backup to access its settings.

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  1. Enter the following information as needed.

    Tip

    See also:

    To learn about retention values, see Snapshot Frequency and Retention Policy.

    Take snapshots every ... hours and save for ... days

    Sets how frequently, in hours, Cloud Manager takes a base snapshot of the deployment and the number of days Cloud Manager retains base snapshots.

    Changes to the snapshot schedule affect your snapshot storage costs.

    Create cluster checkpoint every ... minutes (Sharded Clusters only)

    Sets how frequently, in minutes, Cloud Manager creates a Checkpoints in between snapshots of a sharded cluster. Checkpoints provide restore points that you can use to create custom point-in-time snapshots.

    Important

    You may use checkpoints for clusters that run MongoDB with Feature Compatibility Version of 4.0 or earlier. Checkpoints were removed from MongoDB instances with FCV of 4.2 or later.

    Store daily snapshots for
    Sets the number of days that Cloud Manager retains daily snapshots.
    Store weekly snapshots for
    Sets the number of weeks that Cloud Manager retains weekly snapshots.
    Store monthly snapshots for

    Sets the number of months that Cloud Manager retains monthly snapshots.

    Note

    Ops Manager takes monthly snapshots every 28 days, not by calendar month.

    Day of Week for Full Snapshot

    Sets the day of the week when Cloud Manager takes a full snapshot. This ensures a recent complete backup.

    Cloud Manager sets the default value to a random weekday.

  2. Click Submit.

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On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Credentials.

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Enter the following information as needed and click Submit.

Auth Mechanism

The authentication mechanism that the MongoDB host uses.

MongoDB Community options include:

MongoDB Enterprise options also include:

DB Username

For Username/Password or LDAP authentication, the username used to authenticate the MongoDB Agent with the MongoDB deployment.

See Configure MongoDB Agent for Authentication or Configure MongoDB Agent for LDAP.

DB Password
For Username/Password or LDAP authentication, the password used to authenticate the MongoDB Agent with the MongoDB deployment.
Allows TLS for connections

If checked, Backup uses TLS to connect to MongoDB.

See Configure MongoDB Agent to Use TLS.

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On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Storage Engine.

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Select the storage engine. See: Storage Engine for more about choosing an appropriate storage engine for your backup.

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Select the Sync source from which to create the new backup. In order to use the new storage engine, Cloud Manager must resync the backup on the new storage engine.

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When each snapshot starts, Cloud Manager selects a replica set member to run the snapshot. This automatically selected member should have the least performance impact on the replica set. You can override the default selection.

Important

Use default selection whenever possible. This choice ensures backup availability.

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On the line listing the process, click then click Select Preferred Member to Backup.

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Click Select a member manually.

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From the Select an available member drop-down, select the hostname and process port for the desired member.

Note

If the selected member becomes unavailable, an error message appears in the panel. Cloud Manager uses a default member until the selected member is available.

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Important

You may use checkpoints for clusters that run MongoDB with Feature Compatibility Version of 4.0 or earlier. Checkpoints were removed from MongoDB instances with FCV of 4.2 or later.

Cluster checkpoints provide restore points in between scheduled snapshots. You can use checkpoints to create custom snapshots at points in time between regular snapshots.

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On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Snapshot Schedule.

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  1. Select Create cluster checkpoint every.

  2. Set the interval.

  3. Click Submit.

The Namespaces Filter specifies which databases and collections Cloud Manager backs up.

Note

Namespace filtering is supported only for Cloud Manager versions 6.0.8 and later. Your MongoDB deployments must have featureCompatibilityVersion values of 4.0 and earlier, or 6.0.1 and later.

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