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Restore your MySQL Database to Railway

Restore your MySQL Database to Railway

Railway is a serverless platform that makes it easy to deploy and manage applications and databases. It offers a variety of features, including automatic scaling, high availability, and support for a variety of programming languages and frameworks.

How to Create a Railway MySQL Database

  1. Navigate to the Railway Website and click on "Start new project".

Railway Website

  1. You'll see a prompt asking you what type of project you want to create, type in MySQL and select "Provision MySQL" from the list.

Railway Project prompt

  1. Once the database is provisioned, click on it

Railway project grid

  1. Click on "Connect"

Railway connect tab

  1. Scroll down to the "Available Variables" section and take note of the MYSQL_URL (your connection string), as you'll need it later.

Railway connection string

How to Restore a MySQL Dump to Railway.app using SimpleRestore.io

SimpleRestore.io is a user-friendly tool that simplifies the process of restoring a MySQL database. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit SimpleRestore.io


  1. Click on "Select your database backup (.tar.gz)" and select your backup archive.
  2. Enter your connection string that you noted down earlier.
  3. Click "Restore" and wait for the process to complete.


(Bonus) How to Restore a Railway.app Dump on Your Local Database

If you want to restore the dump to your local MySQL database, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your local MySQL server.
  2. Create a new database or select an existing one.
  3. Use the mysql command to restore the dump:
mysql -u username -p database_name < dump_file.sql

Replace username, database_name, and dump_file.sql with your specific details.


What is a MySQL Backup Service?

A MySQL backup service is a tool or platform that allows you to create copies of your MySQL databases, ensuring data protection and recovery in case of unexpected events or data loss.

What is a MySQL Connection String?

A MySQL connection string is a string that contains the information needed to connect to a MySQL database. It typically includes details like the host, port, username, password, and database name.

What is a MySQL Dump?

A MySQL dump is a file that contains a SQL script with all the commands needed to recreate a database. It includes table structures and data.

How to Restore a MySQL Backup?

To restore a MySQL backup, you need to have a dump file. You can use tools like SimpleRestore.io to easily upload and restore the backup to your desired database.

How to Create a MySQL Backup for Railway.app?

You can create a MySQL backup for Railway.app using the MyDumper tool or by using a backup service like SimpleBackups. Both methods involve generating a dump file that can be used for restoration.