Let's explore a simple way to schedule backups for MySQL and store them on Leviia using SimpleBackups.
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To begin, you should first schedule your backup by visiting the following link: https://my.simplebackups.com/backup/create.
On this page, you will have the option to configure the data that you wish to backup (in this case, MySQL), where you would like it to be stored (in your Leviia account), and how frequently you would like the backups to occur.
It is important to note that this section will remain the same regardless of which storage option you choose. The benefit of this is that if you decide to switch storage providers (such as Leviia, Backblaze or AWS), all you need to do is select your new provider from the list and you will be ready to proceed.
Choose "Database" (in this article, we're only creating a backup of MySQL)
Choose the server where your database is hosted
Choose the type of database you are using, in this case "MySQL"
Complete the database connection form
Click on Validate Connection
Choose a name for your backup (this is how it will be displayed in the SimpleBackups interface) and select a storage location.
Set your retention and Schedule
Choose Remote Storage, add Leviia as a provider,
Fill in your Leviia provider token, if you're unfamiliar with how you can retrieve this token please read this article
Click "Create Backup"
That's it! Your MySQL backup is now ready and connected to Leviia. Run it manually once (using the "Run" backup button from the backups list) and you'll trigger your first backup!
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