When you use Aura you have the benefit of automatic snapshot and backups triggered for you at key moments of the lifetime of your database. Your data is kept safe (encryption at rest) and ready to load on cloud storage, removing the need to manually manage them.
Within Aura you have 3 types of snapshots and backups:
The very first time you create your database, as it comes up and available we back it up and provide a snapshot.Then, every time we do a maintenance of the service (i.e. database engine gets updated, new features) a back-up and a snapshot are produced. There is no defined cadence to this and this can happen any time but it is completely transparent to your operations.These snapshot are part of the "scheduled" snapshots.
When you load a dump file (via the Aura console or via the command line `push-to-cloud` ) then another snapshot is triggered immediately afterwards and will appear as "Load" in your snapshots tab.
Finally to give you even better control to manage your data we now offer "On-Demand" snapshot that you can trigger at any time providing that no other of the 2 types of backups are running or your database is loading / updating.
Finally, in the list of snapshots you will clearly see the date and time, and also what type of snapshot / backup this was so as to make it easier for you to manage and find what you need.