Backup your MySQL database using SimpleBackups and store it on Exoscale Object Storage.
Exoscale is one of the leading cloud European Cloud Hosting provider.
They provide fast and secured infrastructure that now, can be connected with SimpleBackups.
In this article we'll focus on their S3-compliant storage that can be used as storage for all your backups.
You'll now need to create Exoscale credentials that will be used to connect to you newly created storage from SimpleBackups.
Click on "IAM" on the left menu and then "Add" on the top right
Create a new Key
Information you'll need in step 3:
Your Bucket name
Your Bucket region
Your Bucket key
Your Bucket secret
When backing up your data you have the option to back up database(s), files/directories or both.
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, where you want it to be saved (in this case your Exoscale 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, DigitalOcean, 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 using 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)
You'll have to input :
Congratulations, you now have your files backed up on Exoscale!
Run it once manually (using the "Run" backup button from the backups list), and you'll trigger your first backup!