Scheduling Cloud SQL exports using Cloud Functions and Cloud Scheduler

Scheduling Cloud SQL exports using Cloud Functions and Cloud Scheduler

CCreate a bucket in Google Cloud Storage. Create Cloud Scheduler Job to trigger the Cloud Function once a week. Scheduling Cloud SQL exports using Cloud Functions and Cloud Scheduler. This blog post will walk through the steps required to schedule a weekly export of a Cloud SQL database to Cloud Storage.

Cloud SQL offers an easy way to perform a database export for any of your databases right from the Cloud Console. Database export files are saved to Google Cloud Storage and can be used via the Cloud SQL import process to be recreated as new databases.

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Creating a one-time export file is good but setting up an automated process to do this weekly is even better. This blog post will walk through the steps required to schedule a weekly export of a Cloud SQL database to Cloud Storage. I’ll use a SQL Server instance for this example but the overall approach will also work for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases in Cloud SQL.

First you will need to create a SQL Server instance in Cloud SQL which you can do from the Google  Cloud Console.

For the full details on creating the SQL Server instance and connecting to it using Azure Data Studio see my previous post:  Try out SQL Server on Google Cloud at your own pace

Create database and table

We’ll start by creating a new database on our SQL Server instance. With Azure Data Studio connected to your SQL Server instance, right click the server in Azure Data Studio and select “New Query”.

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