Recovery of database

I want to recover the MySQL database running on ubuntu 16.04 droplet

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Hello there,

I will share Simon’s answer to this question for you

So to answer the first part of the question no DigitalOcean does not keep backups of servers for you. You would need to have setup backups or a snapshot of a service like ours SnapShooter.

As for the recovery, I don’t want to get any hopes up as I would strongly suspect it’s gone. However, a very very last-ditch attempt would be to boot into recovery mode and use something like testdesk

But again I would not be very hopeful.


Hey friend,

To recover a database you have a couple of potential options.

  1. Restore from a backup that you have. You can use the command-line to restore a MySQL database using this guide:

  2. Use DigitalOcean backups/snapshots to restore. Note that this will restore the entire droplet, not just your database, and will only be available if you had opted into backups or taken a snapshot.