Database Backups

Backup Schedule

Aptible Deploy backs up your Databases automatically every 24 hours. You can also create ad-hoc backups yourself using the aptible db:backup command, or the Dashboard.

Restoring from a Backup

You can restore from a Backup using the aptible backup:restore command.


Restoring a Backup creates a new Database from the backed up data. It does not replace or modify the Database the Backup was originally created from in any way.


For disaster recovery purposes, Aptible Deploy Backups are copied to 2 geographically redundant regions. For example, if your database is deployed on the US East coast, then backups will be copied to the US West Coast.


Data processing and storage is guaranteed to occur only within the US for US Stacks, and is guaranteed to occur only in the EU for EU Stacks.

See Dedicated Stacks for more information on Stack placement.

The exact mapping of each Database’s region, and the possible destination backup regions is below:

Originating region Destination region(s)
us-east-1 us-west-1, us-west-2
us-east-2 us-west-1, us-west-2
us-west-1 us-east-1
us-west-2 us-east-1
sa-east-1 us-east-2
ca-central-1 us-east-2
eu-west-1 eu-central-1
eu-west-2 eu-central-1
eu-west-3 eu-central-1
eu-central-1 eu-west-1
ap-northeast-1 ap-northeast-2
ap-northeast-2 ap-northeast-1
ap-southeast-1 ap-northeast-2, ap-southeast-2
ap-southeast-2 ap-southeast-1
ap-south-1 ap-southeast-2


If your regulatory concerns prohibit storing this backup copy in the destination region listed above, please contact Aptible Support to have the automatic backup copy disabled for your Environments.

Retention and Disposal

Aptible Deploy customer database disks are automatically backed up nightly and retained daily for 90 days, and monthly for 6 years. After that point, they are securely destroyed.

When you deprovision a database, Aptible Deploy still retains a backup of that database (in 2 regions) for 6 years, unless your Aptible Deploy account is closed. When your account is closed, your database backups will be permanently deleted. You are responsible for exporting your Aptible Deploy data before your account is closed.

If you require access to the backup of a deprovisioned database, require backups to be permanently deleted before 6 years, or if you have special retention needs (such as for a litigation hold), please contact Aptible Support.

Please see the Aptible Security Policy for more information on other data Aptible Deploy backs up.