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  1. Atlas backup to second region

    We would like the option to have our Atlas backups automatically copied to a 2nd region to support our DR initiative. I realize we could create a live database node in a 2nd region, but that is more costly and complex. Having the backup sync to another region that we can restore off of in case the primary region fails would be simpler and more cost effective.

    Is this something that is on your roadmap, and if so, when will it be released?

    Thanks!

    168 votes

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  2. Option to restore one or more db from snap to cluster. Right now, it involves manual dump and restore

    Currently we can only restore full cluster from backup like snap using GUI interface. If we want to restore one or more specific db, it needs manual dump and restore from backup. if we have an option to restore specific db to cluster through GUI interface, it will be very useful.

    83 votes

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  3. option to create a final snapshot before deleting a cluster

    Today when an Atlas cluster is deleted, all backups/snapshots of this cluster are deleted along with it.

    This is especially an issue when working with automation tools like terraform, where a cluster can be deleted by accident easily.

    In AWS Aurora Postgres, for example, there is an option to create a "final snapshot" before deleting the cluster.

    If this option is enabled for a cluster, whenever a user triggers the deletion of the cluster (either manually, via API, or any other method), a final snapshot will be created, before the cluster is deleted.

    This final snapshot is then available independently…

    80 votes

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  4. Add tunnelling to allow querying Cloud Backup snapshots

    The Legacy Backups have a feature to allow connecting (tunnelling) to a snapshot to query it. This allows querying a database snapshot which is great for quickly inspecting data in the past for troubleshooting. This would be handy to have for the Cloud Backups. With Cloud Backups instead I now have to download a snapshot, load it temporarily on a cluster and remove it when done.

    44 votes

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  5. Allow users to download backup snapshots from BYO-KMS encrypted clusters

    Many clients download backup snapshots to keep an offline copy of their data either to restore it into their on-prem development environment or to keep an offline copy of their data. At the moment, Atlas does not allow downloading backup snapshots that have customer BYO-KMS encryption enabled.

    18 votes

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  6. Annual Snapshot Retention Policy Option

    I have customers that would like the ability to retain annual snapshots going back 5 or so years for compliance reasons. Currently, you can do this with monthly snapshots by retaining for 5*12 months, but then you have to store all the monthly snapshots in between.

    17 votes

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  7. Backup snapshots on a single database or collection

    I would like to be able to configure backup snapshots of a single database or collection on a schedule or continuously. This feature would help projects that need snapshots but only on a subset of data. Cluster-level, topology dependent snapshots may not be appropriate or make sense financially for all projects.

    15 votes

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  8. Restore snapshots on s3 back to atlas cluster

    Currently we store Atlas snapshots on S3 for D.R purposes as well as for compliance reasons.

    There was a scenario where an instance was deleted by mistake, and once an instance is deleted all of the atlas managed backup snapshots were gone. In order to restore the Atlas instance we had to do the following:

    1) create a new atlas instance

    2) restore the snapshot from s3 to a temporary mongodb database and then do a dump and restore in order to migrate the data back into the new atlas instance.

    This is a time-consuming process, so if there is…

    8 votes

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  9. Vault Lock to protect Atlas Cloud Backups

    We are currently looking for a solution to secure our Atlas backups.

    Something similar to AWS Glacier Vault Lock [1] or a simple grace period before backups are deleted once and for all would be nice.

    It would be amazing to protect the Atlas backups from being deleted.
    Currently, if one of our Atlas admins was compromised, the damage for the company would be enormously high. So we need to implement measures against the final deletion of our most mission critical data.

    also mentioned in: [2]

    [1] https://aws.amazon.com/de/blogs/security/amazon-glacier-introduces-vault-lock/
    [2] https://developer.mongodb.com/community/forums/t/is-there-a-vault-lock-for-atlas-backups/11041

    8 votes

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  10. Restore atlas cluster backup to differently encrypted Project

    If we take a volume snapshot backup from one project which is encrypted with encryption key A, we need to restore it into another project with Encryption key B .
    If we use Live migrate for this, it may take more time than volume snapshot restore.
    We need this feature for quicker refreshes of database cluster.

    7 votes

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  11. Alert for backup policy changes

    It would be great to have an alert that notifies you when someone edits the backup policies.

    This would be good to validate and everyone to be aware of, because a bad change can cause major problems if it is necessary to restore a backup.

    7 votes

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  12. Cloud backup for m0 instances

    It would be nice and convenient if lower-tier users could have the cloud backup option available (I believe m5 is the smallest but it's $9/month). I use m0 for one of my projects and I know mongodump is an option but I would much rather pay $1/month extra for backup capabilities. This project is quite small and I don't need much resources, but I would like the ability to scedule daily backups for a small fee.

    7 votes

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  13. SHA1 Digest hash for Atlas Cloud Backup Restore

    Atlas Legacy Backup used to have digest hash (SHA1 Checksum) on the restore job, but it is currently not available in Atlas Cloud Backup. This feature will be helpful in validating the integrity of the downloaded file.

    7 votes

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  14. Snapshot cluster and copy

    In one click I would like to copy the exactly one database and put it in another cluster. This is especially useful for debugging.

    This would allow us to easily recreate the database from our production cluster and put our staging (or other possible clusters) cluster into an exact state to help replicate issues or bugs.

    7 votes

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  15. Backup Policy change approvals

    The Backup Policy configuration shows a checkbox allowing the altered backup policy to affect all prior backups. The problem with this is that someone could accidentally (or maliciously) delete all prior backups.

    This feature request would include implementing some sort of multi level approval prior to enacting said recursive backup policy changes (affecting prior backup snapshots).

    5 votes

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  16. Accept-Range for backup download

    The backup archives can be very large, and if my download is interrupted, without Accept-Range, it is not resumable. A length header is also missing, so the downloader doesn't know the size of the archive.

    5 votes

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  17. Define Default Backup Policy

    The ability to save a custom backup policy as the default, so all new clusters don't have to be customized to meet the backup policy requirements.

    5 votes

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  18. GCP Export Cloud Backup Snapshot support

    Currently "Export Cloud Backup Snapshot" is a really good feature for off-line backups, but it only supports S3. This is quite limiting for organisations that don't use AWS. It would be really good if it also supported GCP Cloud Storage.

    4 votes

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  19. Recovery after cluster delete

    Cloud Backups should be recoverable even after a cluster delete otherwise they can't really be considered backups. One way to do this would be to allow for automated backup downloads to customer specified cloud provider storage.

    4 votes

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  20. snapshots without indexes

    It would be great to have the option to save Atlas backup snapshots without indexes. When using TTL indexes, when the data is restored, it is automatically removed because it is expired. Being able to create snapshots without indexes would save a lot of time to the current workaround.

    4 votes

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