This article covers the essentials of backing up your environments with snapshots on Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure.
Affected products and versions
Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure 2.2.x, 2.3.x
Architecture plans: Starter, Pro Legacy, Pro
Environment snapshot, Pro plan
Staging and Production environments
Your Staging and Production environments are automatically backed up with snapshots every hour.
Automatic snapshots are created regardless of the live state of your site (snapshots also created for sites that have not been launched yet). Automatic backups are not publicly accessible because they are stored in a separate system. You can submit an Adobe Commerce Support ticket to request a special backup or to restore from a specific backup providing the date, time, and timezone in the ticket. Also, note that support does not perform the rollback or restoration of the database for you - they retrieve the snapshot but you must restore the database yourself.
Environment snapshots include your full system (file system and the database).
Manual snapshots are not available for Staging and Production environments on Pro plan.
The backups are created using the encrypted Amazon Web Services Elastic Block Store (AWS EBS) snapshots.
Retention time for automatic snapshots is different and follows the schedule.
A snapshot is a complete backup of an environment that includes all persistent data from all running services (for example, your MySQL database, Redis, and so on) and any files stored on the mounted volumes.
Only submit a support request for a DB snapshot from Pro Production and Staging if you need the DB from a specific point in time. If you need a current backup of your DB only (on any environment), see the knowledge base article: Generate database dumps on Cloud.