MySQL Backup

By Deane Barker on May 6, 2004

Mysql Backup: Here’s a good-looking program and a relatively rare example of an open-source Windows program,

Mysql Backup is a program to backup your mysql databases. You can backup multiple databases and or tables all saved to a SQL file. It also has an scheduler so you can backup your database regularly

However, what I really need is a PHP script that will generate the MySQL dump so I can use a client script to grab it every night.



  1. Well, yeah, I know, but can you call just that script as a URL with all the necessary parameters embedded? I’d like to do this via WGet every morning at 2 a.m. and save the result, but I don’t think it’s possible.

  2. Couldn’t you just write a command-line script that PHP exec()s a mysqldump command to a file, running on cron? I’m doing that. Then you could auto-grab the file and do what you will with it.

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