In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a backup of MySQL databases on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS, and create a backup of the entire
We will create the backup of the databases using MySQL’s command, aptly named
mysqldump. After that we will then show you how to perform a backup of the
/var/lib/mysql directory where MySQL have been located. Performing regular backups of your database and database server is vital to protecting the data that you have on your server. This way, in case something goes wrong on your Ubuntu 20.04 VPS, or if MySQL breaks for some reason (incompatibilies or otherwise), you’ll have a safe backup that you can revert to and prevent the loss of your precious data.
Once you create a backup of MySQL databases and save them on your server or on a remote location, you can then always be able to restore the databases later from this backup, if needed. Creating a backup of MySQL database is essential for any website owner, and it should be done on a regular basis. Just follow the simple steps in this tutorial and your data will be redundant in no time. Let’s begin.