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Snapshot Storage

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MongoDB database backups called snapshots and they are stored in containers called snapshot stores. This page lists existing snapshot stores and allows you to create or modify snapshot stores.

Ops Manager supports the following snapshot stores:

  • On a File System,

  • In a MongoDB database (blockstore), or

  • In an S3 Bucket (S3 blockstore)

Storage Method
Name
Description
File system
File system store
Database storage
blockstore
Snapshots are stored in a managed MongoDB database in a compressed, de-duplicated format. Depending on data usage patterns the deduplication can provide significant storage savings without the need for any specialized hardware or other software. To create or edit a blockstore, see Manage Blockstore Snapshot Storage
S3-compatible storage bucket
S3-compatible storage blockstore
Snapshot data is stored as blocks in an AWS S3 bucket. Snapshot metadata is stored in a managed MongoDB database. The metadata database tracks which blocks comprise each snapshot. The blocks are compressed and de-duplicated. To create or edit an S3 blockstore, see Manage S3-Compatible Snapshot Storage

You can add, edit or delete any snapshot store listed.

For additional information on managing snapshots, see:

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