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OpenShift Cookbook by Shekhar Gulati

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Performing scheduled MySQL database backups

In this recipe, you will learn how to perform a scheduled backup of your MySQL database and upload it to Amazon S3.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will need an application with a MySQL cartridge. Please refer to the Adding a MySQL cartridge to your application recipe of this chapter to learn how to install the MySQL cartridge. Also, you need to have an Amazon AWS account. Visit http://aws.amazon.com/, and sign up for a new account if you don't have one already.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to schedule a daily backup of your MySQL cartridge:

  1. Go to https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/home, and create a new bucket to store your database backups.
  2. Add a cron cartridge to your application by running ...

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