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Recovery for Managed MySQL + Redis

Hello,

I’ll soon start an e-commerce website for digital files based on WordPress and EDD and thought the ideal setup would be:

OpenLiteSpeed Wordpress (from the marketplace) Managed MySQL Managed Redis Spaces for the files (~500mb-1gb each on average)

I had some doubts on how recovery would work if there’s a problem with the database however. From what I could find, if I interpret it correctly, the Managed MySQL backs up the database every 5 minutes (and full backup daily), so I should be able to go back to any point in time in 5 minute intervals should there be a problem?

Also, Redis doesn’t seem to have that but I’m not sure if that’s a problem as it should only be used for cache? Are there any steps I should follow if I recover the MySQL to a previous point in time to avoid any problems?

Thank you!


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Accepted Answer

Hi there @PSNick,

This sounds like a solid setup, I like it! It also gives you the chance to, later on, scale up your webserver to multiple web servers and add a load balancer.

Regarding, the MySQL restore, I would recommend just following the steps from the official documentation on how to do that:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/databases/mysql/how-to/restore-from-backups/

Regarding Redis, yes you are absolutely right, as it is only for caching it should be all good.

Regards, Bobby