How to backup mysql database in laravel?

by ryan.murray , in category: MySQL , 3 months ago

How to backup mysql database in laravel?

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by denis , 3 months ago

@ryan.murray 

To backup a MySQL database in Laravel, you can use the mysqldump command-line tool or the BackupManager package. Here's how you can do it using mysqldump:

  1. Open your terminal or command prompt and navigate to your Laravel project directory.
  2. Run the following command to perform a backup using mysqldump: mysqldump -u [username] -p [database_name] > [backup_file_name.sql] Replace [username] with your MySQL username, [database_name] with the name of the database you want to backup, and [backup_file_name.sql] with the desired filename and location for the backup file. Note that you'll be prompted to enter your MySQL password after running the command.
  3. The backup file will be stored in the location you specified.


Alternatively, you can use the BackupManager package to automate the backup process. Here are the steps:

  1. Install the package using Composer: composer require spatie/laravel-backup
  2. Publish the package's configuration file by running the following command: php artisan vendor:publish --provider="SpatieBackupBackupServiceProvider"
  3. Open the config/backup.php file and configure your backup settings, such as specifying the disk where the backup files should be stored.
  4. Run the backup command using Artisan: php artisan backup:run This command will perform the backup according to the settings in the configuration file.
  5. The backup file will be stored in the specified disk location.


Remember to schedule regular backups using Laravel's task scheduler to automate the backup process.