Setup Hourly Supabase Backups with Ottomatik

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In today's digital world, data is king. The importance of having a reliable backup system cannot be overstated. Supabase, a popular open-source backend as a service (BaaS) platform, offers an easy and convenient way to store and manage data for your applications. However, even with the best platform, there is always a chance of data loss or corruption, making it crucial to have a backup system in place. In this blog, we will discuss how to set up hourly Supabase backups with Ottomatik.

What is Supabase?

Supabase is an open-source, real-time backend as a service for your web and mobile applications. It offers a range of features, including authentication, storage, and real-time data synchronization. It is built on top of PostgreSQL, an open-source relational database, and offers an easy-to-use interface to manage and interact with your data. PostgreSQL is a powerful and reliable database system that is used by many organizations and businesses around the world. It is highly scalable and can handle large amounts of data with ease. PostgreSQL is also highly extensible, allowing users to customize the database to their specific needs. This makes it a great choice for businesses that require a tailored solution. PostgreSQL also offers a wide range of features, including support for complex queries, triggers, stored procedures, and more. It also supports a variety of data types, such as integers, strings, and dates. With its powerful query language, users can easily create complex queries to retrieve data from multiple tables.

What is Ottomatik?

Ottomatik is a backup and disaster recovery solution that offers automated, secure, and reliable backups for your applications and data. It supports a wide range of platforms, including Supabase, and offers an easy-to-use interface to set up and manage your backups.

Why Use Hourly Backups?

The frequency of your backups depends on the criticality of your data and the amount of data you are handling. In most cases, daily backups are sufficient for small to medium-sized applications. However, for large-scale applications or applications that handle mission-critical data, hourly backups may be necessary to minimize data loss and ensure business continuity. This is especially true for companies that rely heavily on their data for day-to-day operations. Without regular backups, any data loss could have disastrous effects on business, resulting in lost time, money, and resources. It is important to have a plan in place to prevent such losses from occurring. Companies should consider investing in security systems and software to protect their data and systems from cyber-attack

Step 1: Create an Ottomatik Account

The first step is to create an Ottomatik account if you haven't already. You can sign up for a free trial on their website and follow the on-screen instructions to create your account.

Step 2: Connect Supabase to Ottomatik

Once you have created your Ottomatik account, you need to connect your Supabase account to Ottomatik. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your Ottomatik account and click on the "Add Backup" button.
  • Select "Supabase" as the platform you want to back up.
  • Enter your Supabase credentials, including your Supabase URL, API key, and database name.
  • Click on the "Connect" button to connect your Supabase account to Ottomatik.

Step 3: Set Up Hourly Backups

Now that your Supabase account is connected to Ottomatik, you can set up hourly backups. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the Ottomatik dashboard, click on the "Schedules" tab.
  2. Click on the "Add Schedule" button.
  3. Select "Supabase" as the platform you want to back up.
  4. Choose the backup frequency you want. In this case, select "Hourly."
  5. Choose the retention period for your backups. This is the amount of time Ottomatik will keep your backups. The default retention period is seven days, but you can adjust it based on your needs.
  6. Choose the backup type. Ottomatik supports full and incremental backups. Full backups copy all the data in your database, while incremental backups only copy the changes made since the last backup. In most cases, incremental backups are faster and more efficient.
  7. Click on the "Save" button to save your backup schedule.

Step 4: Monitor Your Backups

Once you have set up your backup schedule, you can monitor your backups on the Ottomatik dashboard. Ottomatik will notify you if there are any issues with your backups, such as failures or missed backups.


Setting up Ottomatik's hourly Supabase backups is easy and hassle-free. With just a few clicks, you can set up a reliable backup system that will keep your data safe and secure. The system is designed to be simple and intuitive, so you don't have to worry about any complicated setup processes. Ottomatik's hourly backups will not only save you the headache and costs when you encounter such problems, it will also provide you with peace of mind. Knowing that your data is backed up frequently and securely can give you the assurance that you need to continue running your business. Furthermore, hourly backups can help you to avoid data loss due to human error or malicious activity. Try Ottomatik now for free and see the world of difference with our services!

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