You can perform the following operations on your Rackspace Cloud Databases instances.
To create backup of a database instance, click the Actions cog next to the name of the instance you want to backup, and select Create Backup. Once selected, a dialogue box will open, asking for a backup name and description.
You can also create a backup by clicking on the instance name and selecting the Create Backup... link on under the Instance Details section.
WARNING: The behavior of your instance during a backup depends on the storage engine that you are using for tables. If you use only InnoDB, write access to your database instance is not suspended. Conversely, if you have MyISAM tables, those databases are write-locked during the backup process.
Things to Consider
To view list of all the backups, you can click on the Backups link in the top menu row next to MySQL Instances. You will see the following details for your backups:
To view all the backups for an instance, click on the instance name to view the Instance Details page. there is a link for all the backups associated for that instance.
To delete a backup you can click on the Actions cog next to the backup name.
You can also delete any backups for an instance from the Instance Details page.
To restore a backup, click on the Actions cog next to the backup name.
You can also restore any backup for an instance from within the Instance Details page.
Once the option to restore a backup has been selected, you will be prompted to enter the instance name, flavor, and volume size of the backup that needs to be restored. The volume size will be set by default to the value of the original size of the database before the backup. You must specify a volume greater than that of the original size of the database.
All user accounts, credentials, and access permissions that were saved on the instance at the time of the backup will be restored along with the databases. Once restored, you can create new users or databases, but they cannot be the same as the ones from the instance that was backed up.
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