This topic describes how to create a backup that is immediately performed on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance.

Procedure

  1. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Back Up Instance.
  2. Back up all databases or only the specified databases of your RDS instance. The supported backup methods vary based on the type of storage media that is used by your RDS instance. For more information, see the following table.
    Note The data of physical backup files and snapshot backup files can be restored to a new RDS instance. The data of logical backup files cannot be restored to a new RDS instance.
    Storage type Backup all databases Backup specified databases
    Local SSDs Use one of the following backup methods:
    • Select Physical Backup from the Select Backup Mode drop-down list. The speeds of physical backup and restoration are faster than the speeds of logical backup and restoration.
    • Select Logical Backup from the Select Backup Mode drop-down list. Then, set the Backup Policy parameter to Instance Backup.
    Select Logical Backup from the Select Backup Mode drop-down list. Then, set the Backup Policy parameter to Database/Table Backup.
    Standard SSDs or enhanced SSDs (ESSDs) Snapshot Backup Not supported.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the Task Progress icon to view the progress of the backup task. Wait until the backup task is completed. View the progress of a backup task

Related operations

Create a backup task