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MySQL Backup

http://worldcommunity.com/opensource/utilities/mysql_backup.html
MySQL Backup is a Perl script that uses mysqlshow to grab the database names and "show tables" to grab the table names for a user's account, and then uses mysqldump to save the data in a subdirectory named in the script. It then tars and gzips the files, using the date and time for the file name. It can be run from cron on a daily basis. It removes old files and has an option to email the gzip file to an admin and/or FTP the backup file to a remote server. It also has options to use "select data into outfile" or a regular "select" for users who can't use mysqldump. It supports LARGE sets of databases and tables (GNU/Linux utilities such as tar, ls and nice break when the argument list gets too long). To do this, the script places all the sql text files in a subdirectory and tars the directory. For security, if a .my.cnf file is used then mysqlshow and mysqldump run without the --user and --password parameters, so the password doesn't display in the process list.

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released on 11 June 2002

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Licensing

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey25 May 2001



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email peterbrown@worldcommunity.com" Peter F. Brown Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail mailto:peterbrown@worldcommunity.com


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use MySQL

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 June 2002.



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