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Change the frequency and number of saved snapshots

Change the following input variables to modify the frequency and number of snapshots that are saved.  You cannot change these settings once you have running servers.  You must first change the input variables and then launch new DB instances that will inherit the latest snapshot settings.


  1. Go to your deployment (Manage -> Deployments).
  2. Change the following input variables at the deployment level accordingly so that new instances will reflect your changes.
    1. DB_BACKUP_MASTER_FREQ - (Default = 4 hours)
    2. DB_BACKUP_SLAVE_FREQ - (Default = 1 hour)
    3. DB_BACKUP_KEEP_LAST - (Default = last 60 snapshots)
  3. Launch a new Slave-DB
  4. Promote Slave-DB to Master-DB
  5. Wait for the snapshot of the new Master-DB to be 100% complete before launching any new slave instances.
  6. Launch a new Slave-DB
  7. Safely terminate the old DB instances that had the previous backup settings.

What feedback to expect

The Events pane on the left of the Dashboard will highlight the progress of the operation.  Click on the name of an action in the pane to view a detailed audit entry of the action.  This can be used to help troubleshoot the cause of a failure, if necessary.

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