Backup management includes the activities of creating, deleting, storing, restoring, and monitoring of the backup process. It is an essential component of any disaster recovery strategy. Although it is vital to have backup management, it can be a tedious, time-consuming, and expensive process.
Having to take daily backups with constant monitoring (to ensure the backups are in a usable state) often requires a dedicated technical resource to manage it effectively. Without periodic checks, backups may be obsolete or invalid, which will slow down the recovery process if disaster strikes. Backup and recovery at the database level is even more challenging, as it requires complex scripts to handle the backup of the individual storage engine.
Automated backup management services offer a wide range of features to automate the backup and restoration task for databases, files, and directories and effortlessly store them securely either locally or on the cloud. Automated backup management is ideal for resolving the setbacks of manual backup management.
Backup Ninja - A Reliable Automated Backup Service
Backup Ninja is a simple and reliable backup service to backup and restore databases, files and folders using a simple and easy to use web interface. Install Backup Ninja agent on your server and schedule automated and scriptless backups for leading open source databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Percona, and TimescaleDB in just a few clicks.
Forget manual backups scripts and periodical schedules to take backups; Backup Ninja has pre configured parameters on backup tool selection, storage, compression and encryption configuration. These settings make scheduling and storing automated partial, incremental and full backups for both databases and files on a combination of storage; local or in the cloud a breeze.
Backup Ninja lets you monitor your backups and gain insights into the success, cost, and size of your backups with its advanced monitoring features. You get a timely email notification on any backup events, allowing you to take timely corrective actions when required.
Backup data security is an important part of any backup management system; Backup Ninja uses advanced encryption for both in transit and at-rest data. Backup Ninja never stores any security key information and is never able to see your unencrypted data.
Backup Ninja allows you to export, migrate your backups to any preferred platform without any hidden cost, you just need to pay-as-you-go for the number of servers provisioned with an agent for a flat monthly rate.
ELASTX Object Storage for Database Backups
Backup Ninja integrates seamlessly with the ELASTX object storage. To start scheduling the server needs a Backup Ninja agent installed. The agent will interact with the server to schedule the backup services. Simply configure the ELASTX cloud credentials allowing Backup Ninja to store backups on its object storage.
Setting up ELASTX on Backup Ninja
Step 1: Select ELASTX as a cloud provider.
Step 2: Enter the Elastx cloud credential settings. The bucket name can be any name of your preference.
Step 3: Give a name for your cloud storage configuration. This will be used when you schedule a backup.
Step 4: ELASTX cloud is configured on Backup Ninja
Schedule Backup on Elastx Using Backup Ninja
Once Elastx cloud credentials are created, the Backup Ninja agent service can schedule partial, incremental, or full backups of databases and files to Elastx accordingly.
Step 1: Enter the details for the backup schedule.
Step 2: Select the Elastx cloud credentials created earlier from the dropdown. The retention period has defaulted to 7 days, you may change it accordingly.
Step 3: Enter the backup name in the given format. Enable compression and encryption if required.
Step 4: Select the given option to state when the backup should be scheduled.
Step 5: View the configured schedule on the dashboard.
Backup Ninja is the perfect automated backup management solution to have as part of your backup and recovery strategy. As an ELASTX user, you just need to follow a few instructions to schedule database, files or directories backups and store them securely on ELASTX storage; without any advanced technical skills.