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This is just a small CLI app which will create a backup from your database

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0.1.6 2020-03-01 14:24 UTC

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PS: This work was inspired by many people around me, especially backmeup which was created by Arda Kılıçdağı.

The idea

I wanted to have a small cli app that I can use to backup my databases whenever I need and with simple modifications, so I tried bach/shell and I didn't like it.

So to make the story short this is what I have done so far, this is just a small backup cli app that you can use on your server and run it via cron jobs to create a backup for all your databases or for one of them if you pass it as a parameter.

Currently implemented backup drivers:

  1. Local backup.
  2. Dropbox.
  3. Amazon.



Remember that you need to have composer installed locally, if its not installed locally you can get it from getcomposer.org

Via git clone

Right now the best way to install it is to clone the repository

git clone https://github.com/linuxjuggler/database-backup.git

then execute the following commands

cd database-backup
composer install

Via composer

You can install it using composer by executing the following command:

composer create-project damascene/database-backup

Via composer (globally)

You can install it using composer by executing the following command:

composer global require damascene/database-backup

PS: if you run it globally you can just use backup instead of ./bin/backup.

Using the phar file

We distribute a PHP Archive (PHAR) that has all dependencies (including the suggested) of database backup bundled in a single file. You can find the file under the assets of each release.

After downloading the file remember to run the following commands:

$ mv backup ./bin/backup
$ chmod u+x backup


  • You should create the configuration file using the command:
./bin/backup init

You will be asked for few questions which the app is going to use them later.

  • You can start the backup process using the command:
./bin/backup db:run --database my_database_name

if you didn't pass the database parameter it will backup all the databases.

  • you can list all the backup files that you have using the command:
./bin/backup db:list


Based on how you have install it you can run one of the following commands:

  • If installed via git:

from within your code directory run:

git pull origin master
  • If installed via composer:

from within your code directory run:

composer update
  • If installed via composer globally:
composer global update
  • Finally check the file config.yml.example for the new updates if you don't want to use the init command.


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