Backup recovery service

Last Updated: May 16, 2017

This service supports the offline backup, dumping, and recovery of data.

Backup

The Backup module compresses and uploads the data and logs on both the master and slave nodes.

RDS uploads this data to OSS by default, but the backup files can also be dumped to a cheaper and more persistent Archive Storage. Normally, backup is initiated on the slave node so as not to affect the performance of the master node. However, if the slave node is unavailable or damaged, the Backup module will initiate backup on the master node.

Recovery

The Recovery module recovers a backup file stored on OSS to the target node.

  • Master node roll-back: This can be used to restore a node to the state that it was in at a specific point in time.

  • Slave node repair: Automatically creates a new slave node to reduce risks when an irreparable fault occurs to the slave node.

  • Read-only instance creation: This creates a read-only instance from a backup.

Storage

The Storage module is responsible for uploading, dumping, and downloading backup files.

Currently all backup data is uploaded to OSS for storage, and users can obtain temporary links to download their data as needed. The Storage module also supports dumping backup files from OSS to an Archive Storage for cheaper and steady offline storage.

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