Make a dump of your MySQL DB on OpenShift

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.

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2. Create the dump using this command:

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

WordPress configuration for OpenShift

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:

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