With this setup, you will register your server's host and port, so that we can directly connect to your server, fetch the data and make a dump for you. You don't need to install anything on your server, but you do need to open up your firewall to let our servers in to do the job. We provide instructions below.
Start from this page.
First, we check connectivity from our servers to your database.
Next, enter a database user and password. We use this user to login and take backups of your database. If possible, read-only users are preferred.
Finally you enter the database name you want to backup.
Now we connect to your database, run a backup, and upload the compressed backup to Amazon S3.
You'll be able to take a manual backup anytime you want, too.
When you restore, decompress the
.gz file into a plain
.sql file, and then run the following command.
mysql -u root MY_DATABASE < MY_DUMP.sql
If you have a problem in any of these steps, visit our troubleshooting section, or shoot us an email at any time. We'll be happy to answer any questions!