Automated Database Backups

Hey there,

We added direct backup download support to our API. Check our docs for more information at

If you are windows user you can benefit from this utility or which can be scheduled using Windows Scheduler or similar.


hi,I downloaded ghbackup on Windows 2008 r2, stored in the disk C: , but I run after the results appear the following error, please advise:

C:\ghbackup-v1.1>ghbackup.exe -apiKey=xxxxxxxxxxxx -db=xxxxxxx -path=c:\ghbackup-v1.1\Downloads
Database found. Executing backup…

Unhandled Exception: System.Net.WebException: The operation has timed out
at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadFile(Uri address, String fileName)
at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadFile(String address, String fileName)
at GearHost.Database.Backup.Program.ExecBackup()
at GearHost.Database.Backup.Program.Main(String[] args)


It seems your database file is big enough while your download speed is pretty slow and this causing download timeout (which is 60 minutes right now). I will publish patched version (v.1.3) with extended timeout later today and will post github download link in this thread.


Please try again using updated version