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Status Under review
Workspace Instana
Categories Self Hosted
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 22, 2022
Merged idea

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Online backup for Instana Merged

It would be helpful to have an online backup feature in the Instana Console. Per advice from Instana support, currently they don't have any recommendations on the online backup for the Instana components.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Hubert Hesse
    Jul 21, 2022

    Hi Yulia,

    thanks for your suggestions. We are currently offering offline snapshots for Backup and Restore as per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability/current?topic=premises-backup-restore

    Just to clarify, you are on docker-based offering, not Kubernetes?

    I do have a couple of questions regarding backups:

    • What is worthwhile updating for you? Everything including Metrics, Span/Traces or just Configuration data. How valuable is old APM data for you?

    • Retention time/Frequency?

      • Do you want just 1 backup to fall back on or backups over 30 days?

    • Did you ever test the restore path of Instana?

      • Do you remember the Time it took recover?

    Also, happy to have video call around this topic, to get more insights.

    Best,
    Hubert