[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.
This feature is now available in Preview.
You can read more here.
Podskoczy, Michal commented
Hi All. That's great to have this feature, it greatly improves the ability to perform disaster recovery on our own. We have tested it and I have a few questions:
- are you planning to make it possible to restore data to an existing account? In case of some data corruption it could be useful to just revert to previous snapshot (i also add a comment in https://feedback.azure.com/forums/263030-azure-cosmos-db/suggestions/42695189-backup-restore-of-cosmosdb-to-the-existing-colle)
- Our database is not a big one currently (it's less than 1GB) but the whole restore into new account takes a significant amount of time (40 - 60 minutes). What causes that? Can we change something to achieve better times?
Thank you for adding this feature! Looks like either the Periodic or Continuous backup option must be picked when creating the Cosmos DB account. Can the Backup & Restore blade (configuration) be further enhanced such that an existing account can be switched from Periodic to Continuous?
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?