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I'm running mysql on a server, and I've created a backup project. I've also set the schedule for the project to be 7:00 am every day, but it doesn't run on schedule (well, ever actually).

I can manually run the backup project (and often do, I restore the backup file to a test db schema for usability tests and the like) so I know the project is fine... it's just the scheduling part.

I should also note that the account that I use on the server is always logged in (long story, don't ask). Could that be the problem?

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What are you using to schedule the backup? Are you running on a Windows or Unix environment? – Satanicpuppy Oct 12 '09 at 21:09
I'm using MySQL Administrator, and am using windows server 2k3 – SnOrfus Oct 13 '09 at 16:06
Anything in any logs? – Dustin Oct 15 '09 at 18:18
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Have you considered just running a mysqldump from a windows scheduled task?

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This thread on the mysql support forums seems to cover what you're running into. It suggests that the problem may be with the user/password used for the scheduled item, or possibly that it needs to be run by hand from the scheduled items control panel at least once for it to be registered properly. You may find your answer in that conversation.

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