NewsForge: Backing Up Your MySQL Data
Dec 28, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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