Backup When

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  1. 1. Backup When

Backup When

This ZMC page allows users to schedule backup runs for the backup set.  Users can add a schedule a new backup run (Add Schedule), modify an existing scheduled run (Modify Schedule) and delete an existing scheduled run (Delete Schedule).

ZRM uses operating system crontab tool to implement this functionality.

The figure below shows a backup schedule that is being created. There is a weekly full backup scheduled at 2am (local time on the ZRM server) on Sundays. A Log incremental backup is being added on other days at 2am.



List of schedules that have been configured for the backup set. If there are no scheduled backup runs, Add New Schedule is displayed. ZRM does not check to see if the scheduled backup runs overlap. Overlapping backup runs can be scheduled for certain backup methods.

Backup Level

There are various backup levels as shown below. 


Full backup means all databases/tables in the backup set (specified in Backup What page) are backed up. It also backs up all binary logs from the MySQL server. The method used for Full backup is determined by Backup How page parameters.

Log incremental Backup is available for all backup methods. The incremental backup will contain all binary logs since the last full backup or last incremental backup. This backup type requires Binary logs to be enabled on the MySQL server. The incremental backup in earlier ZRM versions is log incremental backup.

Differential Backup is available only for MySQL Enterprise Backup. This backup contains all block level changes since last full backup. Using this backup incremental type when compared to Chained Differential incremental type, makes the restoration easier but the backup size becomes larger for every successive Differential backup.

Chained Differential Backup is available only for MySQL Enterprise Backup. This backup contains all block level changes since last differential backup or full backup.

Time Range

The values can be Hourly, DailyWeeklyMonthly. Weekly backup allows you select the list of specific days and Monthly backup allows you select the list of specific dates in a month. Hourly backups can be scheduled by selecting Daily backup and specifying various backup times. Hourly backups can be scheduled every hour or every 30 minutes between two specific hours of the day (for example: backups are done every hour between 7am and 9pm daily)

Backup Time

Specific time of the day (24 hour clock) when the backup run starts. The local time zone of the ZRM server is used. This field is displayed when user selects Monthly/Weekly/Daily Time Range.

Minutes After

The user can specify minutes after the hour when the backup should start. This value can be specified when the Time Range is set to Hourly. For example: If the value is set to 18, the backups will start 18 minutes after every hour.