Performing Cosmos DB Backup

One backup policy can be used to process one or more Cosmos DB accounts within one Microsoft Entra tenant. The scope of data that you can protect in a tenant is limited by permissions of a service account that is specified in the backup policy settings.

Before you create an Cosmos DB backup policy, check the following prerequisites:

  • If you plan to enable backup to repository, backup infrastructure components that will take part in the backup process must be added to the backup infrastructure and configured properly. These include backup repositories and worker instances.
  • If you plan to receive email notifications on backup policy results, configure email notification settings first. For more information, see Configuring Global Notification Settings.

To schedule data protection tasks to run automatically, create backup policies. For each protected Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL account, you can also take a backup to a repository manually when needed.


Consider the following:

  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to protect only Cosmos DB accounts created using the following APIs: NoSQL, MongoDB RU-based, Apache Gremlin, Table and PostgreSQL.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not support protecting Cosmos DB accounts that have periodic backup or multi-region writes enabled.