Monthly Archives: October 2012

Backup MySQL DBs to a remote FTP Server

In this short tutorial, we’ll learn that how can we take the backup of MySQL database(s) and send it to the remote ftp server automatically. Click on this link to signup for your free account at DrivHQ : Free Account (You can use any other free ftp service and also recommend us).

In order to send the compressed DB backup to the remote ftp server, we need to make sure that gzip and ncftp are installed on our server. Use this command to install these packages:

sudo apt-get install ncftp gzip

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How to connect to an EC2 instance using Putty

You created an EC2 instance and got private key (with PEM extension)from Amazon. Now, how you can login to your instance with PuTTY? For this, you need to convert the .PEM to .PPK format using Puttygen.

Run Puttygen:

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How to Mount EC2 EBS Storage To EC2 Linux Instance

Login to your AWS management console,click on EC2 in the list of AWS products and from there, identify the correct region of EC2 instance because EC2 EBS volume must be in the same location as the EC2 instance:

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