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Backup MySQL to Dropbox (supports periodic backups & mutli-files)
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Backup MySQL to Dropbox (supports periodic backups & mutli files)

Basic Usage

$ docker run \
  --name mysql_backup \
  -d \
  --restart=always \
  --log-opt max-size=1m \
  --log-opt max-file=5 \
  -e MYSQL_USER=root \
  -e MYSQL_PASSWORD=root \
  -e MYSQL_HOST=mysql \
  -e SCHEDULE=@daily \

Environment variables

  • MYSQLDUMP_OPTIONS mysqldump options (default: --quote-names --quick --add-drop-table --add-locks --allow-keywords --disable-keys --extended-insert --single-transaction --create-options --comments --net_buffer_length=16384)
  • MYSQL_HOST the mysql host required
  • MYSQL_PORT the mysql port (default: 3306)
  • MYSQL_USER the mysql user required
  • MYSQL_PASSWORD the mysql password required
  • DROPBOX_PREFIX path prefix in your Dropbox (default: empty)
  • DROPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN your Dropbox API access token required
  • SCHEDULE backup schedule time, see explainatons below

Automatic Periodic Backups

You can additionally set the SCHEDULE environment variable like -e SCHEDULE="@daily" to run the backup automatically.

More information about the scheduling can be found here.

How to get Dropbox API token

Visit the Dropbox app creation page, and fill following fields in there.

  1. Choose an API ... Dropbox API
  2. Choose the type of access you need ... App folder
  3. Name your app ... Your favorite name. This will be a folder name.

Once an application have created, you should press "Generate" button to generate your access token:

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