aptible backup:restore



backup:restore creates a new database: it does not overwrite your existing database. In fact, it doesn't interact with your existing database at all.

This command is used to restore from a Database Backup.

You'll need the ID of an existing Backup to use this command. You can find those IDs using the aptible backup:list command, or through the Dashboard.



If you are restoring a Backup of a GP3 volume, the new Database will be provisioned with the base performance characteristics: 3,000 IOPs and 125MB/s throughput. If the original Database's performance was scaled up, you may need to modify the restored Database if you wish to retain the performance of the source Database.


Restore a Backup

aptible backup:restore "$BACKUP_ID"

Customize the new Database

You can also customize the new Database that will be created from the Backup:

aptible backup:restore "$BACKUP_ID" \
        --handle "$NEW_DATABASE_HANDLE" \
        --container-size "$CONTAINER_SIZE_MB" \
        --disk-size "$DISK_SIZE_GB"



If no handle is provided, it will default to $DB_HANDLE-at-$BACKUP_DATE where $DB_HANDLE is the handle of the Database the backup was taken from. Database handles must:

  • Only contain lowercase alphanumeric characters,., _, or -
  • Be between 1 to 64 characters in length
  • Be unique within their Environment

Therefore, there are two situations where the default handle can be invalid:

  • The handle is longer than 64 characters. The default handle will be 23 characters longer than the original Database's handle.
  • The default handle is not unique within the Environment. Most likely this would be caused by restoring the same backup to the same Environment multiple times.

Restore to a different Environment

You can restore Backups across Environments as long as they are hosted on the same type of Stack. You can only restore Backups from a Dedicated Stack in another Dedicated Stack and backups from a Shared Stack in another Shared Stack. Since Environments are globally unique, you do not need to specify the Stack in your command:

aptible backup:restore "$BACKUP_ID" \
        --environment "$ENVIRONMENT_HANDLE"


  aptible backup:restore BACKUP_ID [--environment ENVIRONMENT_HANDLE] [--handle HANDLE] [--container-size SIZE_MB] [--disk-size SIZE_GB] [--key-arn KEY_ARN]

  [--handle=HANDLE]            # a name to use for the new database
  [--environment=ENVIRONMENT]  # a different environment to restore to

Restore a backup