Yesterday we launched an exciting new feature for Laravel Forge: database backups! Laravel team member James Brooks has been working hard on this feature for several weeks.
Forge now allows you to configure hourly, daily, or weekly backups for your MySQL or Postgres databases on your Forge servers. The backups are stored on your own S3 or DigitalOcean Spaces account and you may download the archives at any time. In addition, you may configure how many backups should be kept in storage before being pruned.
During its initial launch period, we are only offering this feature to our Business plan customers. It is possible we will extend this feature to other plans in the future.