Snapshot and Restore

Snapshot

Manual snapshot

Snapshots are triggered directly via the Web Interface or via the CLI. The snapshot creates a complete backup of the environment. It includes all persistent data from all running services (MySQL, SOLR,...) and any files stored on the mounted volumes.

note We advise you to make snapshots of your live environment before merging an environment to the live environment, or each time you increase the storage space of your services.

note You need "admin" role to take a snapshot of your environment.

Using the CLI:

$ platform snapshot:create

Manual Restore

You will see the snapshot in the activity feed of you environment in the Platform.sh Web Interface. You can trigger the restore by clicking on the restore link.

You can list existing snapshots with the CLI as follows:

$ platform snapshots
Finding snapshots for the environment master
+---------------------+------------+----------------------+
| Created             | % Complete | Snapshot name        |
+---------------------+------------+----------------------+
| 2015-06-19 17:11:42 | 100        | 2ca4d90639f706283fee |
| 2015-05-28 15:05:42 | 100        | 1a1fbcb9943849706ee6 |
| 2015-05-21 14:38:40 | 100        | 7dbdcdb16f41f9e1c061 |
| 2015-05-20 15:29:58 | 100        | 4997900d2804d5b2fc39 |
| 2015-05-20 13:31:57 | 100        | c1f2c976263bec03a10e |
| 2015-05-19 14:51:18 | 100        | 71051a8fe6ef78bca0eb |

You can restore a specific snapshot with the CLI as follows:

$ platform snapshot:restore 92c9a4b2aa75422efb3d

note You need "admin" role to restore your environment from a snapshot.

Automated snapshots

No snapshot is triggered automatically on Platform.sh Standard. You can trigger your snapshot via the Web Interface or via the CLI.

If you want to automate your snapshots, you can use Jenkins and trigger with the CLI command as follows:

$ platform snapshot:create --yes

Retention

Your snapshots are kept for 7 days.

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