Manage Container Server Backup Schedules

On May 26, 2020, according to CoreOS reaching End of Life, container servers in OnApp also reached End of Life. Please contact support or your account manager on amteam@onapp.com for more details and further assistance. 

In addition to the system auto-backup presets, you can schedule backups of container servers (server disks) as required. For example, you can set up a schedule to back up your disks once a week.

The combination of scheduled container server backups and Auto-backup Presets provides a great deal of flexibility in the way backups are handled for the cloud, and for individual servers. Auto-backup Presets can be applied to all new servers added to the cloud. Scheduled container server backups enable specific backups to be scheduled for individual servers, outside of the auto-backup pattern.

OnApp supports only normal backups for container servers, which include all the data from the server's disk. 

View Container Server Backup Schedules



To view the list of backup schedules for a container server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > CloudContainer Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the container server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Storage tab, then select Disks.
  4. On the screen that appears, click the Actions button next to the disk you want to back up, then select Schedule for Backups.
  5. On the screen that appears, you will see the list of backup schedules along with their details:
    • Date - time when the schedule was created
    • Target - the disk for which the schedule was created
    • Action - scheduled action
    • Period - how frequently the backup will take place according to a period type set. For example, the period of 2 and the period type of days will take a backup every two days.
    • Period type - the backup period: days, weeks, months or years
    • Rotation period - the number of backups after which the first backup will be deleted

    • Next Start - the date and the hour of the next backup
    • User - user who created the backup schedule
    • Status - schedule status
    • Actions - click the Actions icon to edit or delete the backup schedule


Create Container Server Backup Schedule



To add a backup schedule:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Container Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the container server you want to schedule a backup for.
  3. Click the Storage tab, then select Disks.
  4. On the screen that appears, click the Actions button next to the disk you want to back up, then select Schedule for Backups.
  5. On the screen that follows, click the New Schedule button.
  6. Specify schedule details:
    • Period - how frequently the backup will take place according to a period type set. For example, the period of 2 and the period type of days will take a backup every two days.
    • Period type - the backup period: days, weeks, months or years. The period type must be unique for each backup target (disk or server).
    • Rotation period - the number of backups after which the first backup will be deleted.

    • Start time - set the exact time of creating the transaction for backups scheduling. The transaction will be created at the specified time but run according to the queue (the transactions created earlier or with higher priority will be launched first).
    • Enabled - whether this backup schedule should be enabled or not
  7. Click the Save button to finish.


Edit Container Server Backup Schedule



To edit a backup schedule:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Container Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the container server you want to schedule a backup for.
  3. Click the Storage tab, then select Disks.
  4. On the screen that appears, click the Actions button next to the disk you want to back up, then select Schedule for Backups.
  5. Click the Edit icon next to a schedule to change its details.
  6. Specify schedule details:
    • Period - how frequently the backup will take place according to a period type set. For example, the period of 2 and the period type of days will take a backup every two days.
    • Period type - the backup period: days, weeks, months or years. The period type must be unique for each backup target (disk or server).
    • Rotation period the number of backups after which the first backup will be deleted.

    • Start time - set the exact time of creating the transaction for backups scheduling. The transaction will be created at the specified time but run according to the queue (the transactions created earlier or with higher priority will be launched first).
    • Enabled - move the slider to enable or disable the schedule

      For a schedule with the Failed status, you can move the Enabled slider to the right to run the schedule once again.

  7. Click the Save button to finish.


Delete Container Server Backup Schedule



To delete a backup schedule:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Container Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the container server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Storage tab, then select Disks.
  4. On the screen that appears, click the Actions button next to the disk with a backup schedule, then select Schedule for Backups.
  5. Click the Actions icon next to the schedule you want to remove, then choose Delete.