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NewsForge: Backing Up Your MySQL Data

Dec 28, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"If you have ever pulled your hair out in frustration over data loss, no doubt the word 'backup' has special meaning in your life. Databases offer a nice way to catalog data, but with the amount of data being trusted into MySQL databases these days, the after-effects of an unwise DROP DATABASE command, an unlucky system crash, or a failed hand-edit of the table structure are catastrophic and can be unrecoverable--unless you have a backup to restore from.

"MySQL has a built-in command line utility called mysqldump that works with the MySQL server to create platform-independent text files full of the database's content..."

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