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Edit a Backup’s Settings

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Overview

You can modify a backup’s schedule, namespaces filter, and storage engine.

Procedure

To edit Backup’s settings, click Backup, then the Overview tab. Cloud Manager lists all available backups. You can then access the settings for each backup using the ellipsis icon.

Enable Cluster Checkpoints

Cluster checkpoints provide restore points in between scheduled snapshots. You can use checkpoints to create custom snapshots at points in time between regular snapshots.

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Snapshot Schedule.

On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Snapshot Schedule.

3

Enable cluster checkpoints.

Select Create cluster checkpoint every and set the interval. Then click Submit.

Edit Snapshot Schedule and Retention Policy

1

Click Backup.

2

On the row for the process, click the backup’s ellipsis icon, then click Edit Snapshot Schedule.

3

Configure the snapshot settings.

  1. Enter the following information as needed.

    Note

    See Snapshot Frequency and Retention Policy for default and maximum retention values as well as how these settings affect Cloud Manager.

    Take snapshots every ... hours and save for ... days

    Sets how frequently, in hours, Cloud Manager takes a base snapshot of the deployment and the number of days Cloud Manager retains base snapshots.

    Changes to the snapshot schedule affect your snapshot storage costs.

    Create cluster checkpoint every ... minutes (Sharded Clusters only)

    Sets how frequently, in minutes, Cloud Manager creates a checkpoint in between snapshots of a sharded cluster. Checkpoints provide restore points that you can use to create custom point-in-time snapshots.

    See Checkpoints.

    Store daily snapshots for Sets the number of days that Cloud Manager retains daily snapshots.
    Store weekly snapshots for Sets the number of weeks that Cloud Manager retains weekly snapshots.
    Store monthly snapshots for

    Sets the number of months that Cloud Manager retains monthly snapshots.

    See Restore Overview for how snapshots and point-in-time restores work.

  2. Click Submit.

Edit Security Credentials

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Credentials

On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Credentials.

3

Provide the authentication information.

Enter the following information as needed and click Submit.

Auth Mechanism

The authentication mechanism the host uses.

The options are:

DB Username

For Username/Password or LDAP authentication, the username used to authenticate the Backup Agent to the MongoDB deployment.

See Configure Backup Agent for MONGODB-CR or Configure Backup Agent for LDAP Authentication.

DB Password For Username/Password or LDAP authentication, the password used to authenticate the Backup Agent to the MongoDB deployment.
Allows SSL for connections

If checked, the Backup Agent uses SSL to connect to MongoDB.

See Configure Backup Agent for SSL.

Edit the Namespaces Filter

The Namespaces Filter specifies which databases and collections Cloud Manager backs up.

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Namespaces Filter.

3

Add or remove namespaces and click Submit.

Modify the Storage Engine Used for Backups

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Storage Engine

On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Storage Engine.

3

Select the storage engine.

Select the storage engine. See: Storage Engine for more about choosing an appropriate storage engine for your backup.

4

Select the sync source.

Select the Sync source from which to create the new backup. In order to use the new storage engine, Cloud Manager must resync the backup on the new storage engine.

5

Click Submit.