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Run mysqldump on your Docker Containers with some extras.
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Docker mysqldump

This is a docker image for making fast and easy backups of dockerized mysql databases.

Backup/Restore Methods

Remote: All operations will be directly executed on the remote mysql database running in the foreign container.

Local: The mysql datadir /var/lib/mysql will be copied from the remote container and used within an own mysql instance. The foreign container (database) must be stopped.

All following examples show local operations. To swith to remote operations just replace --volumes-from mysql_server with --link mysql_server:dbserver. Mention that mysql_server is the arbitrary name of the foreign MySQL container and dbserver is the internal used name for the remote backup and must be exactly called that way.

Usage

Backup:

sudo docker run --rm \
 --volumes-from mysql_server \
 -v /host/backup/dir:/backup \
 -e DBUSER=root \
 -e DBPASS=mysecret \
 -e BACKUP_NAME=2015-05-13 \
 thomass/mysqldump backup
  • mysql_server - the container the mysql server is running in
  • /host/backup/path - the path on your host where the backup would be stored

Restore:

sudo docker run --rm \
 --volumes-from mysql_server \
 -v /host/backup/dir:/backup \
 -e DBUSER=root \
 -e DBPASS=mysecret \
 -e BACKUP_NAME=2015-05-13.sql.7z \
 thomass/mysqldump restore
  • 2015-05-13.sql.7z - the file created during the backup to restore
  • BACKUP_NAME would also work with shell expansion like *.sql.7z

Select Databases to Backup

Either with

-env DATABASES="db1 db2"

or with

-env SKIP_DATABASES="dbx dby"

You could either use DATABASES or SKIP_DATABASES but not both together. On SKIP_DATABASES following databases will be skipped by default:

  • information_schema
  • performance_schema
  • sys

Predefined variables

The default DBUSER is root and by default all databases becomes backuped, such that both commands could be shortened as follows:

sudo docker run --rm \
 --volumes-from mysql_server \
 -v /host/backup/dir:/backup \
 -e DBPASS=mysecret \
 -e BACKUP_NAME=2015-05-13 \
 thomass/mysqldump backup

sudo docker run --rm \
--volumes-from mysql_server \
 -v /host/backup/dir:/backup \
 -e DBPASS=mysecret \
 -e SOURCE=2015-05-13.sql.7z \
 thomass/mysqldump restore

Licence

The whole repository is licenced under BSD. Please mention following:

github.com/ThomasSteinbach (thomass at aikq.de)

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