Alibaba RDS

You can use the Commvault software to perform logical dumps of Alibaba RDS databases so that you can move the data on the disk in the cloud or on-premises to meet your compliance and storage objectives.

The solution supports the following Alibaba RDS databases:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

The Commvault software uses the native database dump based backup utilities to export the data from the Alibaba RDS database and import it to any of the following destinations:

  • The same Alibaba RDS instance that you backed up
  • A new Alibaba RDS instance
  • An on-premises database instance

Key Features

  • Back up the data to a disk in the cloud or on-premises
  • End users can restore the data to the same instance, or to another database instance in the cloud or on premises for application needs
  • Table-level restore operations from the backup

Solution Components

The following Commvault entities are part of the solution:




Required Commvault packages

CommServe server

On-premises or Alibaba cloud

  • Manages administrative functions
  • Communicates with MediaAgents when the media subsystem requires management
  • Communicates with agents to initiate data protection, management and recovery operations
  • Provides tools to administer and manage the CommCell environment

CommCell Console

The following packages are automatically selected:

  • File System Core
  • File System
  • Web Console
  • Web Server
  • Workflow Engine


On-premises or Alibaba cloud

Moves the data and manages storage.


Linux proxy server

Alibaba Cloud

This entity communicates with the Alibaba RDS database instance and the CommServe server and MediaAgent.

You can have the proxy server handle multiple agent types.

  • Unix File System
  • Virtualization Agent
  • Database Agent

Alibaba RDS Virtualization Client

Not Applicable

This entity is the interface that you use to perform backup operations and restore operations for the Alibaba RDS database.

  • Virtualization Agent
  • Database Agent

Last modified: 3/15/2019 5:32:42 PM