How to backup Upcloud MySQL - Setup Guide

Step 1

  • Login to your UpCloud account and find your MySQL database under the Database Section

Step 2 Allow Network Connection (optional)

If you're using SnapShooter's Compute Engine for backups you will need to allow access to the PostgreSQL database, If you're using your own servers, you need to make sure your own server has its access to PostgreSQL and SnapShooter can access that server.

Allow Public Access to MySQL

  • Make sure Public Connection is enabled

Allow Remote IP Access

  • On the same screen look for Allowed IP access

  • Go to the Allow incoming connections using IPv4 CIDR blocks. form

  • In SnapShooter Find the IP's you need Compute ip WhiteList

  • Find the region you need, for example if your storage is US East (N. Virgina)

  • Add the IP's to UpCloud

  • Press Add

3 - Create a new backup job

  • Login to SnapShooter

  • Go to make new backup job Quick Setup and select UpCloud MySQL

  • Give it name

4 - Choose Server or SnapShooter Compute

Decide if you want to use your own server for the backup or want to use SnapShooter's Compute Engine, and enjoy 2h worth of backups a month (Easily enough to backup a small database daily for free)

5 - Configure PostgreSQL Backup

  • Provide your username (defaults to upadmin)

  • Provide your password

  • Choose hostname

  • Port should remain 11550 unless changed

  • Database name will depend on what Database you want backed up

  • Flags can be left as default unless you have special requirments

  • The compression level is defaulted at 6 which is mid way, increase if you want small backups, but will take longer

6 - Choose Storage

If you used your own server you can use any storage provide you wish.

If you used SnapShooter Compute you can use your own S3 or you can use SnapShooter Storage which comes with 500mb free.

7 - Choose Backup Frequency

Free users can enjoy daily backups, other paid plans will allow more frequent backups

Press schedule and finish

8 - Run your first Backup

Press backup now link

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