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Old 01-03-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
timgerr
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Create mysql user for backup of database


Hey all,
I have a backup script that I created and I now want to backup my mysql database. I need to use the mysqldump. Since the username and password will be in a script I need to create a user that can only dump the database. What permissions does this user need? I only want to give what is needed.

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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The folks at Zmanda have worked out the details for that and have recommendations in the link below. If you want to, you can just adopt Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL. It's open source, and it will handle all the backups for you. Their recommendations for a MySQL backup user are here:

http://mysqlbackup.zmanda.com/index....QL_Backup_User

That's part of the user's manual that starts here:

http://mysqlbackup.zmanda.com/index....L_Users_Manual

And the download page is here:

http://www.zmanda.com/download-zrm.php
 
Old 01-04-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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Hey all,
I have a backup script that I created and I now want to backup my mysql database. I need to use the mysqldump. Since the username and password will be in a script I need to create a user that can only dump the database. What permissions does this user need? I only want to give what is needed.

Thanks,
timgerr
Also since you'll have a username and password in the script, make sure the permissions for the script itself are only readable by the user that will be running the command, I'm assuming root in it's own crontab, etc. This way no other user can gain access to your database with the said username by simply viewing the script unless they have root or whatever user running it access.
 
  


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