[CosmosDB] Be able to manage Backup and Restore with Portal and APIs
Please provide the ability to manage backup and restore on our own.
Restore through support is not clear and inconvenient.
It turned out restore is only available through paid support plan.
This document https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/online-backup-and-restore#restoring-a-database-from-an-online-backup does not say it in any word.
The situation made our customer extremely unhappy.
We are currently have on our road map this feature for Point-in-Time Restore (PITR) with continuous and on-demand backups. We will update the status here as this feature progresses.
Irene Lam commented
Is the cosmos DB PITR available for preview and how to sign up for it?
Please can you mention the process to participate in the private preview portal.
Jason Saunders commented
Like Azure SQL, we would like the ability to specify in the portal the retention period for PIT backups (example: PITR for 7 day period) and long term retention (full backups weekly retained for 5 weeks).
Hi Min. There is a private preview portal you can use instead. Please contact support for access.
Min Zhang commented
This is SO needed, it's VERY annoying and so not efficient to call MS support every time for restoring db
Yohan S. commented
Any official update on this feature please ?
Mark Beij commented
I was informed that there is a preview planned for june this year. I have no official confirmation though. As an alternative, there is a Proof of Concept available for building something similar: https://github.com/abinav2307/azure-cosmosdb-custom-pointInTimeRestore
Also interested in this feature, we are unable to manage this ourselves and must rely on support.
Very interested on this, is there any ETA yet?
Hi team, any idea on when we will see this feature in GA?
Ed Downs commented
Also interested in ETA on this feature. This is a huge need before being able to offer Cosmos DB for our enterprise customers.
James Chaundy commented
It would be good to understand what the ETA is for this feature - has it moved any further along the planning process in the year since the last update?
Bharath M commented
Beij, Mark commented
Any update on this?
Really looking forward to this feature
Jonathan McElroy commented
Is there any ETA?
Awesome that this is planned. Can you provide any details for when this is planned to be delivered?
Rob Reagan commented
We are currently using CosmosDB as a caching layer and system of record for non-critical data. We won't be able to move to CosmosDB as a system of record until we have a longer backup retention (more than the last 8 hours) and the ability to do a restore without having to contact Microsoft support. We cannot trust business continuity to whether or not the support phone queue is particularly long when things go bad.
We are 100% fine with paying for additional backup storage since these collections can get really large.