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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!

    50 votes
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  2. 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…

    27 votes
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  3. 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.

    5 votes
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  4. 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.

    13 votes
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  5. 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.

    10 votes
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  7. 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

    2 votes
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  8. Enable AWS EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) on Atlas

    To speed up recovery after restoring from a snapshot or having a node replaced, it would be nice to have the option to use AWS Fast Snapshot Restore

    https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-ebs-fast-snapshot-restore-fsr/

    This would allow the disk to have full performance as soon as available.

    2 votes
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  9. Replay the point-in-time-restore journal for debug/diagnosis

    When performing a forensic analysis for the purposes of a restore, in order to determine the appropriate point in time when our data was last "sane", it would be awesome if we could start with a point-in-time restoration, and play the journal forward, e.g. performing a bisect on the data.

    2 votes
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  10. Allow instant backup on every type of cluster

    Allow to create a backup when we want, on every type of cluster (like we could do with mLab plans)

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    6 votes
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  12. CronJob Live migration to second cluster in second project

    It would be great to have a feature that schedule live migration from a replica set of a PROD cluster to a DEV cluster directly in ATLAS.

    The plus of this solution are :
    - I dont need a dedicated server to do this job on my side (deploy it, configure it, script it, open network/port, etc ..)
    - I will not have to dump the whole databases from the cloud then uploading it afterwards (can be long)
    - Gain from outbound price in the cloud (more for you this one)

    1 vote
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  13. take snapshots off of the activity tab for maintenance.

    When I select the maintenance filter on the activity feed all the daily snapshots show up. I feel like there should be a backup screen that shows all the snapshots on the activity feed. this would make the maintenance screen more precise and relevant.

    . The maintenance screen should only show what software maintenance goes on the atlas clusters. This should also include all the release fixes. so, I do not have to go to your
    https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/release-notes/software releases page.

    It is very hard to tell what maintenance will be applied in a given time period. We have timeframes to apply…

    1 vote
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  14. I'd like to have a scheduled mongodump backup option

    I'm coming from mLab and I'm used to having an option in my backup strategy that includes a mongodump backup as well as what Atlas calls a CPS (cloud provider snapshot). The latter is actually a snapshot of the database directory at the filesystem level, which is great for instant restores within Atlas (same or different cluster). However, the mongodump backup (from mLab as an example) allows me to backup on a regular schedule and download those backups for restores locally and elsewhere outside of Atlas.

    Yes, I can run mongodump operations myself from a system outside of Atlas, but…

    52 votes
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  15. 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.

    3 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.

    1 vote
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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. efficient backup restore between MongoAtlas Projects

    Hello,

    currently, when we restore a SNAPSHOT from one cluster to another cluster in the same MongoAtas Project (example from "production" project to "production" project), this is very efficient (several minutes).

    On the other hand, if we execute the same backup restore from one cluster to another cluster on another MongoAtlas project (example : from "production" project to "staging" project), this is much less efficient and it will take several hours (instead of several minutes above).

    This is very efficient in the same MongoAtlas project because it will use cloud provider system using hard disk management.

    Could you improve efficiency…

    1 vote
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  19. 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.

    3 votes
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  20. Add editable description to a snapshot

    After an incident I may single out a snapshot and decide it is important. At this point I am able to change the retention policy to keep it for a longer time.

    It would be useful to also be able to add a note or a description to that snapshot so that I may tell future me why that snapshot was important and what incident it is tied to.

    2 votes
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