You should periodically inspect your database backups. Confirm that backups are being made and retained as you expect. Also, confirm the integrity of the database backup files, for example, by loading backup files into a test environment.
This page describes where to find your database backup files and how to download them to your local machine.
Procedures are given for downloading backups from the UI and from a command line, using the eybackup tool:
View and/or download database backups through the UI
This procedure describes how to view and download database backups using the Engine Yard Cloud UI. Backups are downloaded directly to your local machine.
To view and/or download database backups (UI method)
Navigate to the Environment page from which you want to view/download a database backup.
Click Database Backups from the More Options section.
A time-stamped list of backup links appears.
Click a link to download a backup file. A MySQL backup file has the SQL extension and a PostgreSQL backup file has the DUMP extension. The file names contain the database name, date and timestamp. For example: myapp.2011-11-14T16-47-02.sql.gz and myapp.2011-11-15T15-20-02.dump