CockroachDB is designed to deliver bulletproof resilience. But even the world’s safest boat needs to carry life jackets. The same principle applies to your data, which is why we’ve baked a breadth of Backup and Restore capabilities into CockroachDB. Because CockroachDB is built with fault tolerance in mind, isolated issues like small-scale node failures don’t require action on your part. However, you still might want to take regular backups to get point-in-time snapshots of your database, or to help you maintain compliance with industry-specific data regulations.
In this video, Senior Product Manager Michael Wang goes through the improvements made to Backup and Restore in CockroachDB 20.1, including:
- An updated UX
- Introducing full cluster backup/restore
- Increased speed with time bound iterators
- Added security with encrypted backups
Based on your license type, CockroachDB offers two methods to backup and restore your cluster's data: Enterprise and Core. CockroachCloud accounts have Enterprise features, and you can use the code CRDB30 to get started with a free 30-day trial.