I know DH backup your domain, and how to access it. But do they also backup the MySQL tables at the same time? I’d like to keep a daily backup on my system, but the automatic SSH instructions are rather weak… so I thought I’d just download the DH backups
DreamHost do backup your MySQL databases, but I don’t think you can actually download these backups. However, you can restore your database from one of the previous backups via the panel;
Goodies -> Manage MySQL
Then click the small RESTORE button next to the relevant database. You can now select which backup you wish to restore from.
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The Unofficial DreamHost Blog has two examples of how to backup your MySQL databases: