Ryan Wood

Product Builder, Rubyist, Entrepreneur of sorts
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25 Jan 2006
Backing Up My Sql

After committing the cardinal sin on a recent project of killing the production database without a backup the day before launch, I spent some serious time figuring out a solid back up solution. Thankfully I found automysqlbackup Thought the name lacks creativity, the script rocks! It’s a unix shell script that creates 5 running daily, weekly, and monthly backups of multiple MySQL databases in a very clean directory structure. It’s highly recommended if you are doing anything with MySQL.

Oh, and thankfully, the host had a backup of the database as of 1am that night. Whew!

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