ApsaraDB for MongoDB allows you to create an instance based on a backup of an existing instance. The data of the new instance is recovered from that of the selected backup. This method applies to data recovery or data verification scenarios.


  • The existing instance must be a standalone or replica set instance.
    Note Sharded cluster instances do not support this feature.
  • Currently, you can select a backup only in the last seven days.
  • If you create an instance based on a backup, you need to pay for the created instance. For more information about how to bill an instance, see Billing items and pricing.
  • To create a Pay-As-You-Go instance, ensure that your account balance is sufficient.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the home page, select the region where the target instance is located.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Replica Set Instances.
  4. Locate the target instance and click its instance ID.
  5. In the left-side navigation pane, click Backup and Recovery.
  6. On the Backup and Recovery page that appears, locate the target backup and choose > Create Instance from Backup Point in the Operation column.

  7. On the ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance creation page that appears, select the billing method of the instance to be created.
  8. Set parameters for the instance as required.
    Note The storage space of the new instance must be larger than or equal to that of the existing instance.
  9. Click Buy Now to go to the Confirm Order page.
  10. Read and select ApsaraDB for MongoDB Agreement of Service and follow the instructions to complete the payment process.