I have a Couchbase Server, Community Edition that I am using in a production environment, supporting applications that also save data to SQL Server.
Our SQL Server takes differential backups of the main application database every 15 minutes.
To match this backup schedule, we also take FULL backups of Couchbase every 15 minutes. (The reason we take full backups, is because incremental backup is not supported in the Couchbase Community Edition).
So, as the data in Couchbase keeps growing, the time required to take a full backup is gradually increasing. In a few more months, the amount of time to take a full backup will likely exceed 15 minutes. This means that the next full backup will begin before the previous full backup has finished.
Obviously we need to re-evaluate our backup plan. However, until then, my question is: What will happen when the time required to take the backup begins to exceed the interval between each backup?
Will the Universe implode?
Will the data in the backup become less reliable?
Will nothing happen?
…the inevitable day quickly approaches…I’m getting nervous.
Thanks in advance for any information you can provide that might let me know what to expect.