I have attempted to follow the documentation for mysqldump both on mysql.com and previous emails to this list server. Unfortunately none of the advice has helped me successfully backup my database. I have been spoiled by phpmyadmin backup procedures and have never had to manually set up a backup system for a local server.
>From shell> what should I enter tot to backup my database called "sampdb" to a location "c:/backups"? Everything I have tried spits out an error message. -Matt