Using the Backup Tab

Use the Backups tab to manage cluster backups; the tab displays a list of the available backups.

The backups tab

The Backups tab.

A backup captures and stores the status and condition of a cluster at a specific point-in-time. Click a column heading to sort the column contents; click again to reverse the sort order.

  • The ID column contains a unique backup identifier.
  • The CLUSTER column displays the name of the cluster that was the target of the backup.
  • The NOTES column displays an informational note (provided by either the user or the system at the time of backup). Those messages that include (PITR) can be restored to a specific point-in-time within the backup window.
  • The ENGINE VERSION column contains a description of the Postgres version that the saved cluster is using.
  • The CAPACITY column contains the storage capacity of the cluster at the time that the backup was taken.
  • The STARTED column displays the date and time that the backup was initiated.
  • The ENDED column displays the data and time that the backup completed.

Use the icons on the left side of the Backups tab to restore or delete backups:

icon1 Highlight a backup in the list, and click the Recover Backup icon to open a dialog that allows you to restore a cluster from the selected backup. Specify a name for the cluster, and click the Recover button to continue. A popup confirms that the cluster is being restored; close the popup and navigate to the Clusters tab to monitor the restoration process.
icon2 Highlight one or more backups in the list and click the Delete Backup icon to delete the selected backups. A popup will ask you to confirm that you wish to delete the selected backups before the backups are actually deleted.