If you want to make a backup of your database or just want to create a dump to migrate your db to another provider, you need to do these steps: 1. Connect to your running application trough SSH. To do that you need to click this link on OpenShift and run the displayed command. 2. Create the dump using this command:

3. After that you can scp the dump to any location you want.

If you are trying to upload a WordPress site to OpenShift you will have to make the following adjustments to your wp-config.php file:

/** MySQL database username */ define(‘DB_USER’, $_ENV[‘OPENSHIFT_MYSQL_DB_USERNAME’]);

/** MySQL database password */ define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, $_ENV[‘OPENSHIFT_MYSQL_DB_PASSWORD’]);

This will help WordPress to use the environment variables that OpenShift setup to connect to MySQL.