You can now create and manage your backups in Rackspace Cloud Databases directly from the Control Panel with a simple user interface. This new capability continues our mission improve the Cloud Databases user experience and simplify database management.
Last year, based on your input, we integrated a backup service into our API along with developer tooling and integrated database monitoring support. Starting today, we extend that capability to the Control Panel.
The Control Panel now allows you to easily backup a database instance and restore it in just a few clicks. Databases can be restored anytime by simply creating a new database instance and specifying the backup from which you wish to restore. During the backup process, the resulting database files are directly stored in your Cloud Files account (Cloud Files storage fees will apply).
Head on over to mycloud.rackspace.com to try it out and please check out the FAQ and Knowledge Center article for details on how to manage your backups. As always, we greatly value your feedback so please let us know if you have any questions or feedback in the comments section below.