Shared Cluster Backups¶
Atlas takes daily snapshots of
M5 shared clusters.
Atlas takes these snapshots automatically starting 24
hours after the time you create your cluster.
You must have the
Project Owner role for an Atlas
project to manage backup for the clusters in that project.
Atlas always takes
M5 snapshots from a
secondary node to minimize performance impact.
Atlas retains the last 8 daily snapshots which you can download or restore to an Atlas cluster.
Snapshot Storage Location¶
M5 cluster snapshots as per the
Snapshot Storage Location
India, Singapore, Taiwan
All other cluster locations
Atlas displays existing snapshots on the Snapshots page. To view your snapshots:
- Click Database in the top-left corner of Atlas.
- From the Database Deployments view, click the cluster name.
- Click the Backup tab.
Custom policies are not supported for
M5cluster snapshots. Atlas always takes a single daily snapshot at the same time, starting 24 hours after the cluster was created.
If you require finer-grained backups, consider upgrading to an
M10or larger cluster tier.
- On-demand snapshots are not supported for
- You can't restore
M5snapshots to a sharded cluster. You can only restore
M5snapshots to replica sets.
- You can't restore serverless instance snapshots to