Backing Up an Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL Container Group On Demand

You can back up an Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL container group on demand.


For Cosmos DB for NoSQL accounts that have multi-region (also called multi-master) writes enabled, only full backups are supported. If you select incremental as the backup type, the Commvault software converts the backup type to full.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The database overview page appears.

  2. To select the instance, on the Instances tab, click the instance that you want to back up.

    The instance overview page appears.

  3. On the Container groups tab, click the container group that you want to back up.

    The container group overview page appears.

  4. In the upper-right area of the window, click Backup.

    The Backup options dialog box appears.

  5. Under Backup level, select the type of backup that you want to perform, and then click SUBMIT.

    The backup size shown in the job details is an estimate.