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Old 06-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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how to do mysql backup while the database is ON


I want to backup mysql database on the fly.
Is this the correct way to do this.... Since I don't know how many database out there on my server, I want to backup every thing on the server.

mysqldump -u sql_admin -pxyz --all- database > june4mysql_backup.sql
Old 06-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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mysqldump -u sql_admin --all-databases --skip-lock-tables -p > june4mysql_backup.sql


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