The database backup always has to be adjusted for the existing projects directly to the live production servers.
This situation is easily explained. At the beginning any project is empty and there is simply nothing to copy. In the phase of rapid development the heads of a few developers are busy working on the project and fixing critical bugs with the deadline a day before yesterday. And only when the project has reached its ultimate point, there comes the awareness that the main value of the system is accumulated database, and its failure would be a disaster.
This article is for people whose projects have already reached this point, but they haven’t been dumped on enough.