Dr Fragen in the operating room

Backup, backup, backup


I’m usually not too bad with this, but…
Who thinks to backup their MySQL databases? You better believe I do — *now*.
I was having problems with a MySQL connection thing and I decided to reinstall the same version of MySQL. Well that didn’t exactly solve things so I decided to upgrade to the last stable 4.1.x version — 4.1.18.
Well then I restarted and none of my local MySQL databases are there and I’ve *never* exported or backed them up. Well, don’t ask me to repeat the steps I took to recover them, but I got them all back.
Needless to say I’ve now set up a cron job using [MySQL Administrator][1]. You might also check out [MySQL Backup][2].