Backing up MySQL data
May 29, 2007[From Linux.com]
Backing up files and directories is relatively easy; databases, however, have some special quirks that you need to address. Our examples use MySQL, but the same principles apply to PostgreSQL and other relational databases.
This article is excerpted from O'Reilly's recently published book Linux System Administration.
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