View and Manage Stored Backups

You can view database backups currently stored in the system, and you can perform certain actions on them.

To view the existing backups, go to the Database Instance screen (Services > EXASolution and click the database instance), and click Backups.

The Database Backup List screen opens:

The currently-stored backups are listed with the following information:

Backup Property Description
Database Name of the database instance.
Backup ID A unique identifier of the backup.
Volume The volume name that the backup is stored on.

EXASolution provides some flexibility with backup levels:

  • Level 0 is a full backup
  • Level 1 is an incremental backup to the full backup (only changes since the full backup are saved)
  • Level 2 is an incremental backup to level 1 (only changes since the level 1 backup are saved)
  • Level 3 is an incremental backup to level 2 (only changes since the level 2 backup are saved)
  • And so on until level 9.
Timestamp The date and time the backup was created.
Expiration The expiration date of the backup.
Usage (GiB) The size of the backup in GiB.
Increment The increment of the backup over the last full backup.
Status The status of the backup.

Perform Actions on Backups

Action Step
Change the expiration date of a backup

Change the date shown in the Expiration Date field, and click Apply.

View expired backups

Select Show expired Backups and click Refresh.

Delete a backup

Select the backup(s) to be deleted and click Delete.

Delete unusable backups

Select Delete unusable backups.

Unusable backups - for example, expired backups or incremental backups to backups that are no longer stored - are deleted to clear up space.

View foreign backups Select Show foreign database backups to show backups stored on remote servers.