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

Posted September 20, 2020 1.4k views
DatabasesDigitalOcean Managed MySQL Database

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