Let’s face it: data backup is a very important task we all just must do in order to maintain our databases and important corporate information.

Much easier then a manually maintained shell script, then, is MySQLDumper. MySQLDumper is a PHP and Perl based tool for backing up MySQL databases. You can easily dump your data into a backup file and – if needed – restore it. It is especially suited for Environments, where you don’t have shell access. MySQLDumper is an open source project and released under the GNU-license.

Some features …

  • Easy installation, easy handling – you don’t have to be an expert to backup your databases. MySQLDumper controls nearly every potential error pit automatically without bothering you with technical details
  • Faster backups und restore (compared to older versions of MySQLDumper)
  • Send Emails with or without your dumpfile attached
  • Send dumpfiles via FTP to up to three different servers
  • Security: MySQLDumper can generate a .htaccess-file to protect itself and all of your backup files
  • MySQLDumper can do multipart backups
  • Database overview: look at running processes or even stop them
  • Automatic file deletion: set your own rules to delete old backups. Specify the number of backups you want to hold and let MySQLDumper automatically delete the older ones to save server storage space
  • Complete log files: watch the log files and know what happened
  • dogado may configure all cronjobs for a scheduled backup with MySQLDumper – just contact our support staff


It’s so easy to use, follow these simple steps:

Sign up for Jelastic if you haven’t done so already or log in with your Jelastic credentials by clicking the Sign In link on the page.

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Create a new environment


Create a new Environment with a single Apache webserver


Download MySQLDumper (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mysqldumper/files/latest/download?source=files). Upload it into Jelastic and deploy it to your new Apache Environment


Open your Environment in your Browser and find the MySQLDumper installation website waiting for you.


Follow the installation process and enter your MySQL credentials for a first connection test


You did it, that’s all you have to do…start your first backup 🙂


Congratulations! Your first backup was created successfully

MySQLDumper is a powerful tool, we have just skimmed the surface. To get in-depth information on setting up and configuring MySQLDumper visit http://www.mysqldumper.net/

We’re here for you: if you have any questions, go ahead and contact us, especially for setting up a scheduled backup with MySQLDumper. Simply e-mail us at jelastic@dogado.de.