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

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.

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      • 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?

        • 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.

  1. When we restore a Cloud Database using the backup . Will the endpoint of restored instance change ?
    If i have server named db1 with endpoint
    I create a new server db2 with the backup of db1 ..will the endpoint of db2 change or remain same ?

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