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Edit a Backup’s Settings

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Overview

You can modify a backup’s schedule, namespaces filter, and storage engine.

Procedure

To edit Backup’s settings, click Backup, then the Overview tab. Ops Manager lists all available backups. You can then access the settings for each backup using the ellipsis icon.

Enable Cluster Checkpoints

Cluster checkpoints provide restore points in between scheduled snapshots. You can use checkpoints to create custom snapshots at points in time between regular snapshots.

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Snapshot Schedule.

On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Snapshot Schedule.

3

Enable cluster checkpoints.

Select Create cluster checkpoint every and set the interval. Then click Submit.

Edit Snapshot Schedule and Retention Policy

1

Click Backup.

2

On the row for the process, click the backup’s ellipsis icon, then click Edit Snapshot Schedule.

3

Configure the snapshot settings.

  1. Enter the following information as needed.

    Note

    See Snapshot Frequency and Retention Policy for default and maximum retention values as well as how these settings affect Ops Manager.

    Take snapshots every ... hours and save for ... days Sets how frequently, in hours, Ops Manager takes a base snapshot of the deployment and the number of days Ops Manager retains base snapshots.
    Create cluster checkpoint every ... minutes (Sharded Clusters only)

    Sets how frequently, in minutes, Ops Manager creates a checkpoint in between snapshots of a sharded cluster. Checkpoints provide restore points that you can use to create custom point-in-time snapshots.

    See Checkpoints.

    Store daily snapshots for Sets the number of days that Ops Manager retains daily snapshots.
    Store weekly snapshots for Sets the number of weeks that Ops Manager retains weekly snapshots.
    Store monthly snapshots for Sets the number of months that Ops Manager retains monthly snapshots.
    Allow point-in-time restores going back

    Sets the number of days that Ops Manager retains oplogs alongside snapshots.

    See Restore Overview for how snapshots and point-in-time restores work.

    Reference Time of Day (UTC)

    Sets the time of day at UTC from which the snapshot schedule starts.

    Note

    If you change this value to a time of day that is before the current time of day, snapshots are skipped until the next day at this new time.

    Example

    It is currently 13:00 UTC. If you change the Reference Time of Day (UTC) to 10:00 UTC, all snapshots are suspended until tomorrow at 10:00 UTC.

    Snapshots in progress are unaffected. Only snapshots made after you change this value are affected.

  2. Click Submit.

Edit Security Credentials

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Credentials

On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Credentials.

3

Provide the authentication information.

Enter the following information as needed and click Submit.

Auth Mechanism

The authentication mechanism the host uses.

The options are:

DB Username

For Username/Password or LDAP authentication, the username used to authenticate the Backup Agent to the MongoDB deployment.

See Configure Backup Agent for MONGODB-CR or Configure Backup Agent for LDAP Authentication.

DB Password For Username/Password or LDAP authentication, the password used to authenticate the Backup Agent to the MongoDB deployment.
Allows SSL for connections

If checked, the Backup Agent uses SSL to connect to MongoDB.

See Configure Backup Agent for SSL.

Edit the Namespaces Filter

The Namespaces Filter specifies which databases and collections Ops Manager backs up.

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Namespaces Filter.

3

Add or remove namespaces and click Submit.

Modify the Storage Engine Used for Backups

1

Click Backup, then the Overview tab.

2

Select the backup’s ellipsis icon and select Edit Storage Engine

On the line listing the process, click the ellipsis icon and click Edit Storage Engine.

3

Select the storage engine.

Select the storage engine. See: Storage Engine for more about choosing an appropriate storage engine for your backup.

4

Select the sync source.

Select the Sync source from which to create the new backup. In order to use the new storage engine, Ops Manager must resync the backup on the new storage engine.

5

Click Submit.