You can use ApsaraDB for Redis to persist data. Backups are automatically created based on the default backup policy. You can modify the policy to meet business requirements. You can also manually create temporary backups.

Background information

By default, ApsaraDB for Redis uses Redis database backup (RDB) snapshots to persist data. Data stored in memory is persisted to the disk at points in time. Data retrieval is not affected when ApsaraDB for Redis creates backups.

Note ApsaraDB for Redis optimizes data persistence based on Append Only File ( AOF ) persistence. AOF persistence is used to archive incremental data. This allows you to restore data within a few seconds and improves the efficiency of operations and maintenance. For more information, see Data flashback.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for Redis console.
  2. In the top navigation bar of the page, select the region where the instance is deployed.
  3. On the Instances page, click the ID of the instance.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Backup and Recovery.
  5. Perform the operations that are described in the following table based on your business requirements.
    Action Procedure
    Modify the automatic backup policy
    1. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Backup Settings.
    2. In the dialog box that appears, specify Backup Cycle and Backup Time.
      Figure 1. Configure an automatic backup policy
      Configure an automatic backup policy
      • Retention Days: The number of days for which you want to retain backups. This parameter is set to seven days and cannot be changed.
      • Backup Cycle: You can select one or more days in a week. By default, one backup is created per day.
      • Backup Time: You can specify a period of time within a day, in hours. We recommend that you back up data during off-peak hours.
    3. Click OK.
    Manually create a temporary backup
    1. Click Create Backup in the upper-right corner.
    2. In the message that appears, click OK.

Related API operations

API operation Description
CreateBackup Manually creates the backup of an ApsaraDB for Redis instance.
DescribeBackupPolicy Queries the backup policy of an ApsaraDB for Redis instance, which includes the backup cycle and backup time.
ModifyBackupPolicy Modifies the backup policy of an ApsaraDB for Redis instance.