Backing up your wordpress mysql file and encrypting it for offsite storage.

This is reminder to myself (but if it’s usefull, then feel free).

Forgot the name of the database (Duh!) ūüėÄ

Backup wordpress MySQL database

Encrypt using gpg for offsite storage, remember your not using your (or someone’s) public key to encrypt the file, your using a specific password so…

Hint: Keep a note of the password. ūüėÄ

The encryted file will have a gpg extension, so in my case it’s called “wordpress.sql.gpg”.

How to Decrypt the file

Will give you 2 files, the original encrypted wordpress.sql.gpg file, and the unencryped wordpress.sql file.

Encrypting and decrypting documents
Backup and Restore MySQL Databases