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7 Managing Backups and Recovery

When you use the Ark console to take a backup, EDB Ark makes a copy of the contents of the PostgreSQL PGDATA directory. The PGDATA directory contains the data and the meta-data required to construct an exact copy of the Postgres data cluster (the data and the database objects that reside within that Postgres instance).
C:\Users\susan\Desktop\Screen Shot 2018-12-11 at 4.10.28 PM.pngTo capture a backup of a cluster, navigate to the Clusters tab, highlight a name in the cluster list, and click the Backup icon.
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Figure 7.1 - The Backup Data? dialog.
You can include a reference note about the backup that can be viewed on the Backups tab by adding a message to the Optional notes field on the Backup Data? dialog before clicking the Backup button (see Figure 7.1).
When you click the Backup button, EDB Ark will perform the backup. While EDB Ark performs the backup, the PENDING column of the selected cluster (on the Clusters tab) will display the message, Backup in progress.

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