Complete the Databases Guided Setup for Azure Cosmos DB

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The Azure Cosmos DB guided setup takes you through the process of creating a server plan, adding a cloud instance, and then performing a test backup and restore.

Go to the Databases Guided Setup

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Guided setup.

    The Welcome page appears.

  2. On the Protect tab, click the Databases tile.

    The Databases guided setup appears.

Create a Server Plan That You Can Use for Azure Cosmos DB

If you already have a server plan that you can use, you can skip this step.

  1. On the Create server backup plan page, specify the settings for a server plan that you can use for the Azure Cosmos DB.

Settings

Steps

Plan name

  1. Enter a name for the server plan.

Click Next.

Backup destinations

  1. Click Add.

    The Add backup destination dialog box appears.

  2. In Name, enter a name for the backup destination.

  3. From the Storage list, select the storage to use for the backups.

    If you selected storage that uses Distributed Storages, the Optimize for instant clone toggle key appears.

    By default, this setting is turned on to allow the associated Distributed Storage to optimize backups for clones, using Copy Data Management. To turn off the setting, move the Optimize for instant clone toggle key to the left.

    The setting does not apply to Hyperscale solutions that use Distributed Storage.

  4. For Retention period, enter the amount of time to retain the backups.

  5. To specify additional backups, such as weekly full backups, move the Extended retention rules toggle key to the right, and then add rules.

  6. Click Save.

RPO

  1. For Backup, specify how often and when to run incremental backups.

  2. To run full backups, move the Add full backup toggle key to the right, and then specify how often and when to run full backups.

  3. For Backup window, specify when you want incremental backups to run.

  4. For Full backup window, specify when you want full backups to run.

Folders to back up

These settings do not apply to Azure Cosmos DB.

Snapshot options

These settings do not apply to Azure Cosmos DB.

Database options

These settings do not apply to Azure Cosmos DB.

Override restrictions

  • Leave the Allow plan to be overridden check box cleared.

  1. Click Save.

Create a Cloud DB Instance for Azure Cosmos DB

  1. On the Add database servers page, from the Application type list, select Cloud DB.

  2. From the Select vendor list, select Microsoft Azure.

  3. From the Database service list, select Cosmos DB.

  4. From the Cloud account list, select the Azure account that you want to use for the instance.

  5. If the cloud account that you selected uses an access node that includes only the Virtual Server package, then in the Access node list, select an access node that has both the Virtual Server and Cloud Apps packages installed.

  6. From the Backup Plan list, select the server plan to use for the instance.

  7. To filter the content that is backed up, click Edit, and then select or clear the databases or containers.

  8. Click Finish.

    Result: A container group is created for the instance. You can create more container groups to meet different backup requirements.