This is what you'll want to do:

0 0 * * * /path/to/mysqldump -u[username] -p[username] [database] > /path/to/backup.sql

Put that above in your crontab (you might want to tar/gzip it too if it's big)
then download it via cron to your local box.

You could also look into rsync.


On Sat, Nov 17, 2001 at 10:25:04PM +0000, cosmin laslau wrote:
> Hi,
> Say I'm not really confident in the prowess of my server, and I want to 
> download my database onto my computer. Can that be done? What can I look 
> (FTP access) in the directory structure. I guess, where is it usually 
> located?
> Thanks.
> Cosmin Laslau
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