These are ready to use, simplest steps to start doing backups of SQL Database Server right now in the extra-cheap magnetic cloud storage📼. Just set it up and test that backups are there.
Scheduler already inside, you don't need to setup cron jobs.
For best compatibility, we made our backup inside of docker container (source is hosted on github), so this guide also covers simple steps to setup docker if you don't have it yet.
To store backups we will use AWS S3 Glacier:
According to Glacier pricing it costs only $0.004 per GB / Month in US regions. If your gzipped database takes 100Mb you can create a backup every week, and after a year you will collect ~5.2Gb of data so it will cost you only $0.02 per month after a year.
With this price you will never want to delete backups - it is cheaper just leave them there forever. Glacier provides 99.999999999% durability of data which means you can always be calm - your data will be there. Glacier uses extra-cheap storages like magnetic tapes/compact disks, which are served by some robot and stored in special storerooms, that's why data retrieval time may take up to several hours.
- First, install docker. This is Ubuntu/Debian example, for other distros on OS use official guide:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl gnupg-agent software-properties-common curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/debian/gpg | sudo apt-key add - sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/debian $(lsb_release -cs) stable" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io sudo systemctl enable docker sudo systemctl start docker
- Next, install docker-compose (if you don't have it again, for more info use official guide):
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.27.4/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/docker-compose /usr/bin/docker-compose
- Create file
docker-compose.ymlwith next content replacing values inside
version: "3.0" services: database_glacierizer: image: devforth/docker-database-glacierizer environment: CRON: "0 4 * * 0" # at 04:00 every Sunday DATABASE_TYPE: "MySQL" # possible values [PostgreSQL, MySQL] DATABASE_HOST: "<host>" DATABASE_NAME: "<database_name>" DATABASE_USER: "<username>" DATABASE_PASSWORD: "<password>" GLACIER_VAULT_NAME: "<vault_name>" AWS_S3_REGION_NAME: "us-east-1" # for US East (N. Virginia) AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID: "<access_key>" AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY: "<secret_key>"
AWS params see below.
- Run it with next command when you are in same dir:
Setup an AWS account and a Glacier bucket
1. Go to https://portal.aws.amazon.com/billing/signup#/start and create an account
2. Go to IAM Users and add a new user:
3. Type username and set api access:
7. Last thing, create a Glacier Vault. Go here and create a new one with
Create Vault button. Remember vault name which you will enter to use it in
docker-compose.yml. Also, we recommend creating a vault in
US East (N. Virginia) region🌎.