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MySql Database Backup
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Nov 16, 2012

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  • Posted: Fri, Nov 16, 2012
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I have a web site that uses MySql and is hosted with Aplus.net. They do not have a method to do daily scheduled backups that can be restored. Therefore I need a Cronjob or some other method to automatically do daily backups and store the backups somewhere so they can be restored easily. Aplus has given me the following Cronjob code that is supposed to do backups but I dont' understand it so can't evaluate if it works or is enough to do what I need:
use warnings;
use strict;

# Set connection values
my $DATABASE = 'database_name';
my $DUMP_DIR = '/path/to/backup_folder/';
my $MYSQLADMIN = '/usr/bin/mysqldump';

if(-e "$DUMP_FILE") { unlink("$DUMP_FILE"); }
$DUMP_SCRIPT = $MYSQLADMIN . " --defaults-file=/home/<username>/.my.cnf"
. ' --opt' . " $DATABASE > $DUMP_FILE";

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