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Should I backup and restore the `mysql` database?

In the process of creating an automated solution for backing up and restoring an entire MySQL server, I've come across the mysql database which seems to contain user accounts, permissions, metadata, ...
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Optimal way to make MySQL backups for fairly large databases (MyISAM / InnoDB)

Currently we have one beefy MySQL database that runs a couple of high traffic Django based websites as well as some e-commerce websites of decent size. As a result we have a fair amount of large ...
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How do I create a read only MySQL user for backup purposes with mysqldump?

I'm using the automysqlbackup script to dump my mysql databases, but I want to have a read-only user to do this with so that I'm not storing my root database password in a plaintext file. I've ...
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Downtimeless MySQL backups on a budget

My current MySQL backup scenario is to replicate our db to a second server and run mysqldump on that server to remove any downtime from table or row locking. This is working well but costs $150 per ...
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Recover mysql database - mysql/mysqldump gives “table <database>.<tablename> doesn't exist (1146)”

Backstory Ubuntu died (wouldn't boot) and I couldn't fix it. I booted a live cd to recover the important stuff and saved it to my NAS. One of the things I backed up was /var/lib/mysql. Reinstalled ...
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basics of SQL Server 2008 backups

We don't have a DBA and I have to do backups. We have only one database that is 3gb (the others are less than 100mb). The 3gb database is write-heavy, and has very important data. I set up daily ...
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postgresql - Approach for 'live'/hot file backup?

Forgive me for the ignorant question, but I see postgres has their WAL logs, and there are talks about using filesystem snapshots, and the WAL with the snapshots may or may not be sufficient ...
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A utility to backup single tables on MSSQL?

Are there any Windows utilities that allow you back up single MSSQL tables? Having a lot or trouble finding any. I hear sqlbackupandftp is good, but as far as I can see, it doesn't back up single ...
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Keeping two servers in sync - secondary server only to be booted for the backup, or in outage

I've just started a new Software Development job but I've basically been given loads of sysadmin stuff to do because the development team consists of only 2 people + the CTO. I've got pretty much zero ...
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Postgresql pgdump script on RHEL5: “failed: fe_sendauth: no password supplieddatabase ”

What I'm trying to accomplish is having a pg_dump script run as a cron job. Right now I'm just trying to get the script to run by invoking it myself at the command line. I've searched the postgresql ...