Recently, Google announced a new capability to its Cloud Spanner, managed backup-restore. This new feature provides protection against user or application errors that result in logical data corruption.
Managed backup-restore allows users to take consistent, on-demand backup of databases in their regional or multi-regional configurations, and restore those backups onto the same or different instance with the same instance configuration.
According to Google, these restores are optimized to lessen the time to first byte access to the data in a backup. Users can get access to terabytes of data being restored from a backup within minutes after a failure.
Managed backup-restore feature can be availed via client libraries, API, gcloud, and Cloud Console.