No matter what IT project you create, you always need a sandbox to conduct testing and development. If your product has a MySQL database, then you will need to create a database in development environment. Continue reading Prod and Dev: Sync two MySQL databases – easy!
If you have a database, then you need to back it up regularly, and preferably not manually. To perform regular backups is only half the battle, you also have to consider where to store them. Saving the backups on the same server where MySQL Server is installed isn’t safe, because if it crashes, you will lose everything. Continue reading How to automate MySQL databases backups to S3
A question of regular backup sooner or later comes up for any DBMS. PostgreSQL is no exception. As a rule, the pg_dump utility, which is part of the PostgreSQL client, is used to create a hot backup.