Backup your MySQL database(s) using SimpleBackups and store it on Google Drive.
If you're already using Google Drive, leveraging it to store your backups is one of the easiest integration.
In this article we'll focus on how to connect your Google Drive account to store database (MySQL) backups, but this can work for any kind of backups as well.
Let's now go to SimpleBackups and get that backup configured.
From this screen you'll be able to configure what data you're backing up (MySQL in this case), where you want it to be saved (in this case your Google Drive Bucket), and how often you want this to be done.
FYI this section will be the same, no matter what storage you pick.
And that's the beauty of it, if you want to change storage, just select another one from the list (Backblaze, AWS, or whatever you might prefer), and you'll be good to go.
Select your schedule option (here we picked a daily schedule)
You can select a pre-defined schedule (daily, weekly, monthly) or a custom option allowing you to schedule it whenever you want to use CRON syntax.
Example of CRON schedule for "20:00 every Tuesday" =
0 22 * * 2
Finally, the "On demand" option won't schedule anything but will allow you to trigger the backup manually or using our API.
Define the backup retention, which is the number of backups you want to keep (kind of the history length of your backup if you prefer)
Note that SimpleBackups will only have access to the folders created from a backup.
Congratulations, you now have your MySQL database backed up on Google Drive!
Run it once manually (using the "Run" backup button from the backups list), and you'll trigger your first backup!