"The value of data stored in MySQL grows exponentially. For
companies who are using MySQL in production, loss of data can be
catastrophic, resulting in lost revenues, lost customers and lost
reputations. Setting up a backup and restore process for MySQL
databases typically takes up a lot of a DBA's time and
"For our 15-minute challenge, we will backup a MySQL 5.0
database on Linux. We will only use freely downloadable open source
software for the solution..."