Learn how to back up and validate your database backups

In this post we”ll focus on backing up our application database. Most web sites or web applications will be backed by some form of database. It is important to know how to create, query and backup your database in case anything happens to your data and you need to restore it. It’s also important to …

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How to back up your mysql database from a Laravel 5.1 application to Amazon S3

The following steps are a summary of the instructions from https://github.com/backup-manager/laravel, specific to a Laravel 5.1 application that needs┬áto back up a mySQL database to an AWS S3 bucket. The backup-manager library uses mysqldump to perform the database dump and works well on larger databases also. First, create your bucket on AWS and create the …

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