Andrew, I like the idea of using the crontab even though I have never used it before. I guess the first thing I need to do is make my script. Thanks for the link to mysqldump, I think it will be usefull. Do you happen to know how I might be able to push a file to another server using FTP? Just playing around the past few days I have created a script that will get the contents of the table and bring up a download window so I can download it into an Excel file. It doesnt use mysqldump, but it works. But I need it to send the file to my FTP server automaticly. Any suggestions??
Thanks, Aaron "Andrew Kreps" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message news:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 16:33:08 -0400, Aaron Todd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: >> What is everyone doing to backup a MySQL database. Just in case...I'd >> like >> to backup mine, but I was wondering if there was a way to do it without >> going to a page and clicking a button. Is there a way to run a php >> script >> on a time schedule and then push a backup file to an FTP server or >> something. Anyone out there doing anything like this? > > Personally, I go straight to the source. > > http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/mysqldump.html > > You can write a PHP script that runs the dump, compresses the file and > FTP's the file anywhere you like. As Martin mentioned, You can run > this PHP script from your crontab or Task Scheduler by invoking the > interpreter from the command line, i.e. '/usr/local/bin/php > /home/mydir/scripts/backupDB.php'. > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php