Backups or snapshots, act differently in AuraDS (than AuraDB). You must manually take snapshots if you need to ensure you capture a particular state of your AuraDS database and keep it for 180 days. Automatic snapshots are taken Daily but kept for 7 days or 14 days based on your Tier and before we perform routine system maintenance.
- You can take a snapshot of your instance at any time. These snapshots are retained for 180 days.
- Snapshots can be used to restore your instance or you can export them.
- We take snapshots before we perform routine system maintenance.
- We take daily snapshots.
Below are some screenshots of the Aura Console to assist in locating the backup/snapshots.
First, you click on the AuraDS instance name:
Second, you click on the snapshots tab:
Third, you can see the blank view if there are no existing snapshots:
Fourth, if you click the "Take Snapshot" button, you will see it begin creating the snapshot and display a status of pending:
Finally, the view with a completed snapshot: