Backups

Morpheus built-in Backup solution provides VM, Container, Host, Database, File, Directory, Volume and Storage Provider Backup, Snapshot and Replication capabilities. Backups can be automatically configured during provisioning or manually created at any time. Backup Jobs with custom Execution Schedules and retention counts can be created and used across all environments in conjunction with configured Storage Providers. Backups can be restored over current Instances or as new Instances, and downloaded or deleted from Morpheus.

Morpheus also integrates with external services to automate availability with other providers.

Initial Backups Setup

Global Backup settings, Storage Providers and Execution Schedules should be configured prior to creating backups.

Global Backups Settings

Morpheus Backups can be enabled under Administration -> Backups.

Scheduled Backups
When enabled, configured Backups will automatically run on the set Schedule. If disabled, backups need to be manually ran.
Create Backups
When enabled, Morpheus will automatically configure backup jobs for Instances.
Backup Appliance
When enabled, a Backup will be created to backup the Morpheus appliance database. Select the Backup text link to edit Appliance Backup Settings and view existing Appliance Backups.
Default Backup Storage Provider
Storage Providers can be configured and managed in the Infrastructure -> Storage section.
Default Backup Schedule
Schedules can be configured and managed in the Operations -> Scheduling -> Execution Schedules
Backup Retention Count
Default maximum number of successful backups to retain.

Backup Schedules

Backup Execution Schedules can be configured and managed in the Operations -> Scheduling -> Execution Schedules. The Default Backup Schedule set in Administration -> Backups will be selected when configuring Backups but other Schedules can be selected during configuration.

Configuring Backups during Provisioning

When Backups are enabled, Backup options are presenting in the Automation tab of the Provisioning wizard.

BACKUP TYPE
Select the type for the Backup. Backup Types displayed will be filtered by available options per selected Instance Layout.
BACKUP NAME
Defaults to Instance name
BACKUP TARGET
Select Storage Provider target for the Backup (when applicable).
BACKUP JOB TYPE
Create New, Clone, or Add to existing Job
JOB Name
Defaults to Instance name
RETENTION COUNT
Maximum number of successful backups to retain.
BACKUP SCHEDULE
Select the schedule the Backup Job will be executed.

Backup Types displayed will be filtered by available options per selected Instance Layout. Backup Job Types include:

  • File Backup
  • Directory Backup
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • LVM Snapshot
  • LVM Image
  • LVM Migration
  • Windows Migration
  • Postgres
  • Tar Directory Backup
  • Amazon VM Snapshot
  • VMWare VM Snapshot
  • Fusion VM Snapshot
  • Xen VM Snapshot
  • SqlServer
  • Veeam VMWare VM Backup
  • Veeam Hyper-V VM Backup
  • Google VM Snapshot
  • Commvault File/Directory Backup
  • Azure VM Snapshot
  • Morpheus Appliance
  • Openstack VM Snapshot
  • DigitalOcean VM Snapshot
  • Nutanix VM Snapshot
  • Softlayer VM Snapshot
  • Hyper-V VM Snapshot
  • VMWare VM Snapshot
  • SCVMM VM Snapshot
  • UpCloud VM Snapshot
  • Bluemix VM Snapshot
  • Alibaba VM Snapshot
  • Oracle Cloud VM Snapshot
  • KVM VM Snapshot
  • Container Backup
  • VM Backup
  • Object Storage Backup

Summary

The Backups Summary section shows the following metrics

  • Number of Configured Backups trend
  • Backup Success Rate
  • Number of Completed Backups
  • Number of Failed Backups
  • Total Size of Backups (MB) trend
  • Upcoming and In Progress Backups

If a User’s Role permission for Backups is set to User, the user will only see metrics for backups they own.

Backups

In the Backups -> Backups section, currently configured Backups can be viewed and managed, and new Instance, Host and Provider backups be configured.

Note

Role permissions for Backups determine which backups will be accessible per user.

Manage an existing Backup

  1. Select the Backups link in the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Backups link in the sub navigation bar.
  3. Select the name of the Backup to view the Backups detail page.

Create Instance Backup

To create instance backup

  1. Select the Backups link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Backups link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. Click the Add Backup button.

  4. From the Create Backup Wizard select the radio button Instance, then click Next.

  5. Input the following:

    Name

    Name of the backup job being created.

    Instance

    Select an instance to backup from the dropdown.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Depending on the instance type selected in the previous step, enter additional details such as:

    • Database Name
    • Username
    • Password
    • Container
    • etc..
  8. Click the Next button.

  9. Schedule the backup Days, Time, Storage Provider & Retention Count.

  10. Click Complete to save.

Create Server Backup

To create a server backup:

  1. Select the Backups link in the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Backups link in the sub navigation bar.
  3. Click Add Backup.
  4. From the Create Backup Wizard select the radio button Server, then click Next.
  5. Input the following:
    • Name of the backup job being created
    • Server
    • Type of backup you wish to create.
      • File
      • Directory
      • Mongo
      • MySQL
      • Postgres
  6. Click Next. Different options are presented based upon the type of backup being created.
    • File/Directory - input path for the backup.
    • Mongo/MySQL/Postgres - input ‘Database IP Address/URL’, ‘Database Port’, ‘Database Username’, ‘Database Password’, ‘Database Name’, and the option to select ‘All Databases’.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Schedule the backup Days, Time, Storage Provider & Retention Count.
  9. Click Complete to save.

Managing Backups

Overview

Backups are automatically configured and performed on each new Morpheus -provisioned Instance. Users can edit the frequency of backups. Administrators can define destination targets where backups are stored an perform all user-based tasks.

To View Backups:

Select the Backups link in the navigation bar.

Note

If backups are disabled, they are still created upon instance provisioning and can be executed manually. However, backups will not be executed on a schedule automatically. Scheduled backups must be enabled by an administrator to run automatically. To review how to enable/disable backups see here.

Backup View

Review information about configuration such as: schedule, target details, total amount and successfully run backups, total and average size of backups from the Backup Page.

To Display Backup

  1. Select the Backups link in the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Backups link in the sub navigation bar.
  3. Clicking the backup name to review its details.

Create Instance Backup

To create instance backup

  1. Select the Backups link in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Backups link in the sub navigation bar.

  3. Click the Add Backup button.

  4. From the Create Backup Wizard select the radio button Instance, then click Next.

  5. Input the following:

    Name

    Name of the backup job being created.

    Instance

    Select an instance to backup from the dropdown.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Depending on the instance type selected in the previous step, enter additional details such as:

    • Database Name
    • Username
    • Password
    • Container
    • etc..
  8. Click the Next button.

  9. Schedule the backup Days, Time, Storage Provider & Retention Count.

  10. Click Complete to save.

Create Server Backup

To create a server backup:

  1. Select the Backups link in the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Backups link in the sub navigation bar.
  3. Click Add Backup.
  4. From the Create Backup Wizard select the radio button Server, then click Next.
  5. Input the following:
    • Name of the backup job being created
    • Server
    • Type of backup you wish to create.
      • File
      • Directory
      • Mongo
      • MySQL
      • Postgres
  6. Click Next. Different options are presented based upon the type of backup being created.
    • File/Directory - input path for the backup.
    • Mongo/MySQL/Postgres - input ‘Database IP Address/URL’, ‘Database Port’, ‘Database Username’, ‘Database Password’, ‘Database Name’, and the option to select ‘All Databases’.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Schedule the backup Days, Time, Storage Provider & Retention Count.
  9. Click Complete to save.