What is the backup process?

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Here is an overview of the backup process.

  • Each of RPM Platform’s multiple database servers keeps continual log backups.
  • The log backups are kept on each server for 1 week and copied to a separate storage service hourly where they are kept for 8 weeks.
  • A full database backup is done daily and kept in a separate storage service for 8 weeks.
  • The full backups and log backups are used together to restore a database.

That means:

  • An unexpected total loss of a database server would result in at most 1 hour lost during most of the day or up to 2 hours if during the 3am to 5am full backup.
  • We can restore a database to any minute in the last 8 weeks.
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