Hi, I want to add a database to our droplet. I realize that DigitalOcean doesn’t offer database as a service (which sucks to be honest).
I just don’t want to deal with all the little details and hassles of setting this stuff up manually only to find out after a year that my server crashed and my backups stopped working 6 months ago.

What I’m looking for is a setup that can be expected to generally keep running without too much monitoring, create backups, remove old backups after x months. That kind of thing.

Is there any kind of out of the box distribution for a droplet that gets me an opinionated installation of mysql, with bacjups set up to store backups on block storage etc?

Kind regards,
Marc

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  • @mschipperheyn

    You need to create a script to run regular backups of your mysql database, the script can send you alerts if the backup fails and it can also remove old backups automatically, upload them to DO spaces and many more, if you need help with this feel free to contact me.

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No, a server requires regular maintenance. Learn Linux, hire a sysadmin or get managed hosting.

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