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Backup Cloud Databases In A Few Clicks, Directly Through The Cloud Control Panel

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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.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Neha Verma.

Neha is a proud Austin Racker working as a Product Manager for Cloud Databases focusing on My SQL. She has over six years of experience in the technology industry where she has played different business and technical roles involving software development, technology consulting and planning. She is very excited about the growth and possibilities of cloud products and has an immense drive for building products that customer love.

She has an Engineering degree in Computer Science and MBA from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Outside Rackspace, she likes to spend time with family. She loves traveling, cooking and shopping, and never misses a chance to host house parties.


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4 Comments

Why can’t we schedule backups here? Seems a bit pointless as I’d need to manually run the backup every night!!

avatar Phil Shackleton on January 21, 2014 | Reply

We have scheduled backups on our roadmap and team is actively working on it. Stay tuned for more updates.

avatar Neha Verma on January 21, 2014

Yeah, I’ve heard that before! What is the ETA? I don’t see how this feature is really any use until it can be scheduled. What is it intended for otherwise?

avatar Phil Shackleton on January 23, 2014

Hi Phil,
We are iterating on the product to make it continuously better for our customers. With Backups being available in the Control Panel, you can easily backup and restore your instances whenever you need. Our next step is to provide scheduled backups. Thanks for your patience.
Thanks,
Neha.

avatar Neha Verma on January 24, 2014

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