This topic describes the release notes for Database Backup.


Release date Feature Description References
January 2021 DBS sandbox The public preview of the DBS sandbox feature ends on January 28, 2021. After January 28, 2021, DBS charges fees for the use of the sandbox feature.
  • If the sandbox feature is enabled for backup instances after 00:00:00 on January 28, 2021 (UTC+8), DBS charges fees based on DBS sandbox fees.
  • If the sandbox feature is enabled for backup instances before 00:00:00 on January 28, 2021 (UTC+8), DBS extends the validity period of public preview to 00:00:00 on March 1, 2021 (UTC+8).

    If you want to continue using the sandbox feature after the public preview period ends, go to the DBS console to re-enable the sandbox feature.

Backup for MySQL based on logs MySQL databases can be backed up based on binary logs by using the physical backup method. This helps you achieve a recovery point objective (RPO) within seconds. Log backup for MySQL


Release date Feature Description References
November 2020 Batch operations on data sources You can batch import, back up, and include a variety of data sources. You can batch manage backup tasks by managing backup policies and logical groups.
Recovery drill You can perform recovery drills to verify the integrity of backup data and the reliability of the disaster recovery system. Disaster recovery drills
October 2020 Backup of MariaDB databases You can back up MariaDB databases of versions 10.0 and 10.3, including ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB and self-managed databases. N/A
September 2020 Backup set query You can query backup sets without restoring databases by using built-in Data Lake Analytics (DLA). Backup set query overview
Backup of files You can back up the data of the server that hosts your databases in a unified manner. For example, you can back up logs, programs, and attachments. Back up a file
DBS sandbox instance You can create sandbox instances to make data of physical backups quickly available. Overview