The Cockroach Hour: Backup Data & Restore Data in a Resilient, Distributed Database

Published Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021

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Backup and restore capabilities are different in a distributed database. The physical location of data needs to be taken into consideration for many reasons. Will my backups comply with data locality goals? What is the effect of an isolated issue versus a broad disaster? Can I encrypt backups?

In CockroachDB the distributed backup and restore features help you quickly recover from incidents with a fully consistent snapshot of data. Further, locality aware backups help you manage cross-regional network latency and costs–a problem unique to a globally distributed database–and encrypted backups help you to keep your data secure from attacks.

Please join us as we are joined by Group Product Manager, Michael Wang, to discuss:

  • How (and why) we implemented distributed backup/restore
  • Our backup UX
  • Increased speed with time bound iterators and distributed processing
  • Our security capabilities with encrypted backups


Michael Wang
Michael Wang
Senior Project Manager
Cockroach Labs
Jim Walker
Jim Walker
VP of Product Marketing
Cockroach Labs

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