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How is DBS different from the backup feature of ApsaraDB for RDS

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2018

DBS offers features such as full backup, incremental backup, and data recovery, and supports restoring databases deployed in multiple environments.

Supported databases and environments

  • Databases deployed in on-premise data centers or on third-party clouds.

  • Databases deployed on ECS instances

  • RDS instances

For more information about supported databases and environments, see DBS restrictions.

The difference between DBS and the backup capability of ApsaraDB for RDS

  • ApsaraDB for RDS provides basic backup to ensure the high availability of the service. This is a default feature.

  • DBS provides advanced backup services for RDS instances. This is an optional service.

  • For RDS instances, DBS provides remote backup that enables you to store backups in OSS buckets deployed in remote regions. For more information, see Create remote backups with DBS.

  • For RDS instances, DBS supports recovering tables so that you can recover from data loss within several seconds.

  • For RDS instances, DBS supports archive storage that allows you to store backups for up to five years.

  • For RDS instances, DBS supports real-time incremental backups so that you can restore your database to a specified time accurate to seconds.

  • For RDS instances, DBS supports full lifecycle management of backups and can automatically transfer backup sets to other storage types and delete expired backups based on your settings.