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April 18, 2006

automysqlbackup - Nifty MySQL Backup Script

Working through the MySQL mailing lists and forums tonight for questions/answers/problems related to backing up/restoring a MySQL database. Just one avenue for making sure the UC presentation on backups get at the heart of what people are experiencing with MySQL backups.

Back to the matter at hand. I stumbled into a post recommending a backup tool that I hadn't used before, automysqlbackup. The release notes indicate it's been around since 2002, the most recent release coming in Jan 2006. I know I've seen this before but never looked closely at it.

It's an easily configurable Unix shell script that (among other things):

This is cool if you're one of those mysqldump folks but need something more to throw in cron to organize and rotate your backups.

Posted by mike at April 18, 2006 11:33 PM