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

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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 content..."

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