Backing up a MySQL Database – What You Need To Know

(Ping! Zine Issue 45) – Ask any Webmaster, and they will tell you that one of their worst nightmares and biggest fears is the loss of their most important information. All it takes is one malicious or unfortunate incident, such as the infiltration of a hacker or the crashing of a server, to wipe out every piece of vital information that is stored in your MySQL database. It’s always been said that you should back up any essential data, and for Webmasters, that piece of advice is especially true. Fortunately, there are many ways that a Webmaster can back up their MySQL database, thus making it very possible to prevent the ultimate nightmare scenario.

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