MySQL operator provides effortless recurrent backups while keeping the cluster highly available.
In the Backups section we take backups on demand. However, a cluster can be configured to take recurrent backups. Also, a cluster can be initialized from an existing backup.
To be able to store backups, the secret defined under
backupSecretName must contain the credentials needed to access the storage provider(e.g GCS, AWS, etc.)
Setup recurrent backups for a MySQL cluster
You need to set the
backupBucketURL in the cluster spec as an URL like
s3://BUCKET_NAME, and the secret with storage credentials (
See the example below to configure a cluster that has recurrent backups that runs once per day at midnight. To schedule a backup set
backupSchedule field that is under crontab format. For more details about CRON format can be found
. Keep in mind this CRON format takes a 6th argument for seconds.
apiVersion: mysql.presslabs.org/v1alpha1 kind: MysqlCluster metadata: name: my-cluster spec: secretName: the-secret backupSchedule: "0 0 0 * * *" # daily backupURL: gs://bucket_name/path/ backupSecretName: backup-secret backupRemoteDeletePolicy: retain|delete
Crontab takes 6 arguments from the traditional 5. The additional argument is a seconds field. Some crontab examples and their predefined schedulers:
|15 0 0 1 1 *||@yearly (or @annually)||Run once a year, midnight, Jan. 1st, 15th second|
|0 0 0 1 * *||@monthly||Run once a month, midnight, first of month, 0 second|
|0 0 0 * * 0||@weekly||Run once a week, midnight between Sat/Sun, 0 second|
|0 0 0 * * *||@daily (or @midnight)||Run once a day, midnight, 0 second, 0 second|
|0 0 * * * *||@hourly||Run once an hour, beginning of hour, 0 second|