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How to get long term backups for DigitalOcean's Managed Databases (MySQL)?

The documentation for Managed Databases states backups are only held for a week. I want to keep longer term backups, but can’t make them manually without SSH access which Managed Databases don’t give. Is there a way to get long term backups for a MySQL Managed Database?


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Hi there @visarunas,

What I usually do is use a MySQL backup tool like mysqldump for example. It allows you to export your databases without SSH access.

To export a backup you could run the following command:

mysqldump -h your_database_hostname -u your_username -p your_database_name > your_database_name-$(date +%F).sql

You could also take a look at this tutorial here for more information.

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby