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Backup and restore types

You can use several types of database backups and restores to develop your backup strategy.

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The following table provides an overview of each type

Type Status Version added Supported deployments Percona Server for MongoDB MongoDB Community /Enterprise Edition
Logical GA 1.0.0 Sharded clusters and non-sharded replica sets Yes Yes
Physical GA 2.0.0 Sharded clusters and non-sharded replica sets Yes (starting with 4.2.15-16, 4.4.6-8 and higher, 5.0.x, 6.0.x) No
Selective Tech preview 2.0.0 Sharded clusters (starting with version 2.0.3) and non-sharded replica sets. Sharded collections are not yet supported. Yes Yes
Incremental GA 2.1.0 (Supported for PSMDB versions 4.2.24-24, 4.4.18-18, 5.0.2-1, 6.0.2-1 and higher) Sharded clusters and non-sharded replica sets Yes No
Point-in-time recovery GA 1.3.0 (logical), 2.0.0 (physical manually), 2.2.0 (physical automated) Sharded clusters and non-sharded replica sets Yes Yes
Snapshot-based Tech preview 2.2.0 Sharded clusters and non-sharded replica sets Yes No

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Last update: December 21, 2023
Created: December 21, 2023