Laravel 7 Daily Automatic Database Backup Example

Laravel 7 Daily Automatic Database Backup Example

In this laravel daily automatic database backup example tutorial, you will learn how to daily automatic backup of database in laravel apps.

In previous laravel tutorial, you have learned how to take backup in laravel using package.

But this tutorial will help you step by step to take automatic database backup daily using artisan command in laravel apps.

Laravel Daily Automatic Database Backup Example

Follow the below step and take daily automatic database backup in laravel apps using schedular cron job:

Step 1: Create Command

First of all use the below command to navigate to your laravel app directory:

cd /project directory

Then use the below command to create command:

php artisan make:command DbBackup

This command creates one file named DbBackup.php.

Step 2: Register Command In “Kernel.php” 

Next step, Navigate to app/console and open kernal.php file. And then update the following code into your file:

<?php
namespace App\Console;
use Illuminate\Console\Scheduling\Schedule;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Console\Kernel as ConsoleKernel;
class Kernel extends ConsoleKernel
{
    /**
     * The Artisan commands provided by your application.
     *
     * @var array
     */
   protected $commands = [
        'App\Console\Commands\DbBackup'
    ];
    /**
     * Define the application's command schedule.
     *
     * @param  \Illuminate\Console\Scheduling\Schedule  $schedule
     * @return void
     */
    protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)
    {
        $schedule->command('db:backup')->daily();
    }
    /**
     * Register the commands for the application.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    protected function commands()
    {
        $this->load(__DIR__.'/Commands');
        require base_path('routes/console.php');
    }
}

Step 3: Edit the “ DbBackup.php” 

Now, Navigate to app/Console/Commands/ folder and open DbBackup.php. And then update the following code into your file

<?php
namespace App\Console\Commands;
use Illuminate\Console\Command;
use Carbon\Carbon;
class DbBackup extends Command
{
    /**
     * The name and signature of the console command.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $signature = 'db:backup';
/**
     * The console command description.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $description = 'Create Database Backup';
/**
     * Create a new command instance.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function __construct()
    {
        parent::__construct();
    }
    /**
     * Execute the console command.
     *
     * @return mixed
     */
    public function handle()
    {
        $filename = "backup-" . Carbon::now()->format('Y-m-d') . ".gz";
        $command = "mysqldump --user=" . env('DB_USERNAME') ." --password=" . env('DB_PASSWORD') . " --host=" . env('DB_HOST') . " " . env('DB_DATABASE') . "  | gzip > " . storage_path() . "/app/backup/" . $filename;
        $returnVar = NULL;
        $output  = NULL;
        exec($command, $output, $returnVar);
    }
}

Step 4: Backup Files

The above-created Laravel scheduler command which will take backup of database in zipped format and place file at “storage/app/backup”.

So you can navigate storage/app/backup folder and find daily database backup files here.

In this tutorial, you have learned how to schedule daily database backup using this command in laravel apps.

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