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If you wanna host your database on the cloud server, you can have both the option as Database as a Service (Pre-installed and managed database) or Infrastructure as a Service (If you want to have root access and manually want to install the database). See More
If you are using Google CloudSQL, you are one command away from losing everything: gcloud sql instances delete prod-instance-name When you delete a CloudSQL instance, it also deletes the back-ups associated with that instance along with it. So if you accidentally delete your production database: Your backups? Poof. Gone. It says this in the fine print of the on-demand backups documentation: https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/mysql/backup-recovery/backups#about_on-dem They persist until you delete them or until their instance is deleted. There is also no way to mark a CloudSQL instance as "protected" so one bad CLI command can lose you your production database and all backups. In order to get an actual backup workflow that will not affect production traffic, you must: Don't fall for it. Protect your production data. Avoid busywork caused by poor product design. Avoid Google CloudSQL. See More
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