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OCI File Storage - How to Backup your data from a compute instance with NVMe-based SSD shape using an attached FSS (Doc ID 2916755.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 20, 2022

Applies to:

OCI Compute - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


There is no way to recover data from a failed NVMe device or NVMe device belonging to a dead instance.  OCI provides customers the following guidance with respect to NVMe devices:

"Note that these devices are not protected in any way; they are individual devices locally installed on your instance. 
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure does not take images, back up, or use RAID or any other methods to protect the data on NVMe devices. It is your responsibility to protect and manage the durability the data on these devices."

Protecting Data on NVMe Devices

Traditional backups are another way to protect data. All commercial backup products are fully supported on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Make sure that your backups are stored in a different availability domain from the original instance.

Learn how to backup your data from a compute instance with an NVMe-based locally attached SSD shape to a File System Storage (FSS).


This applies for the following shapes using NVMe-based SSDs:







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