This article describes how to back up databases, including the local Internet data center (IDC) databases, public network databases, databases not hosted on Alibaba Cloud, Relational Database Service (RDS) databases, and Elastic Compute Service (ECS) user-created databases, to Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) in real time.
Alibaba Cloud OSS supports Standard, Infrequent Access (IA), and Archive storage classes. You can use the Standard storage class of OSS to store image, audio, and video files for apps and large websites. You can use the IA or Archive storage class as a low-cost solution for backup and archiving of infrequently accessed data. OSS is applicable to storage media for database backup.
Alibaba Cloud Database Backup (DBS) is a cost-effective database backup service that provides continuous, powerful protection for data in enterprise data centers, clouds of other cloud vendors, public clouds, and other environments. DBS provides an overall data backup and restoration solution, which delivers capabilities of real-time incremental backup and data restoration within seconds.
Back up or archive Alibaba Cloud RDS databases or ECS user-created databases to OSS
Back up self-built IDC databases to the cloud
Back up databases not hosted on Alibaba Cloud to OSS
Back up databases to OSS for remote disaster recovery
With DBS and OSS you can perform a full backup or real-time incremental backup and second-level RPO. Based on the high performance and easy expandability features of OSS, DBS realizes in-depth optimization to allow efficient database backup to OSS.
The procedure for backing up databases to OSS is as follows:
For more information about using Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service, visit the official product guide.
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