Starting from SqlBak version 3 you can back up MySQL Server databases. SqlBak supports 2 ways on how you can connect to your MySQL databases: phpMyAdmin and TCP/IP. Below you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to backup your MySQL Server database via TCP/IP connection. To backup MySQL Server databases, SqlBak uses the mysqldump utility. For now, with SqlBak on Windows, only full MySQL backups are available.
With SqlBak you can create a backup job to run scheduled backups of MySQL, send the backups to their destinations, and if needed, restore them. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to automate your MySQL backups if it’s accessible via phpMyAdmin only. Continue reading How to backup MySQL via phpMyAdmin using SqlBak
“There are two types of people: people who do backup, and people who will start doing it.”
If you are not backing up your MySQL databases, you should, and do it before you lose all your precious data.
Making backups is important and necessary. However, if your database is large, then creating a backup will load the server, and the backup itself will consume storage space. In light of these considerations, many make backups once a day at night, or even worse, once a week on weekend! However, a failure can lead to losing data for a period of many hours. What if you want to make backups more often without overloading the server? Incremental backups can help you with this. Continue reading Incremental MySQL Server Backup via Binary Log
Below is a short tutorial on how to enable binary log in Linux. Continue reading How to Enable Binary Log in Linux