Policy Management in RecoverX allows you to configure which NoSQL database table (or tables) to protect. Backups can be performed as often as every hour and data can be retained for a configurable period of time. Policies can be changed to easily add or and remove data sets from policies, based on requirements of database environments. The result is flexibility to mix and match policies enabling granular prioritization for your enterprise backup strategy.
Policy Management provides database administrators with assurance of peace of mind their enterprise data is protected through continuous automated backups. Policies define what protection storage to place the backups on, how frequently to perform backups, and how long to retain the backed-up data. The benefits include automated backups, management and monitoring of backed up data, elimination of risk from data loss, and single-click granular restore.
Let’s take a deeper dive into an example.
Simple but Powerful
Login to RecoverX, go to Configuration -> Policies, and select the ‘+’ sign (‘ADD NEW POLICY’ will appear).
This will bring up the following ‘ADD POLICY’ interface
Under ‘1. CREATE POLICY’
- POLICY NAME is a user-created policy name (you cannot use spaces but can use the underscore ‘_’ symbol). It is recommended to write a policy name based on the protected databases. For example, if you are backing up enterprise names and email addresses, then ‘Name_Email’ is a good policy name.
- DATA SOURCE TYPE are the database systems RecoverX backs up including MongoDB or Cassandra.
- CLUSTER NAME shows all column tables from the assigned backup database cluster. RecoverX is data aware, so once the user assigns a data source, the software recognizes the cluster’s schema.
- VERSION STORE selects the storage of where to backup the data. These options include NFS, AWS, S3, Cloudian, and Igneous.
- SELECT MANAGEMENT OBJECTS selects specific tables from the cluster to backup
Under ‘2. CREATE SCHEDULE’
- Give your schedule a name. Set the time interval for how often to perform backups and how long to retain the data.
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