PyMyDB Backup 0.5.1

The first version of PyMyDB Backup has been released and is based on Python 2.4.3. This is a Python script that will back up your MySQL databases, calculate the size of the backed up files, tarball and compress the contents, then email the results.

To use:

    Download the EPEL RPM which can be found at:

Install pymydb-0.5.1-1.noarch.rpm which can be found at: GitHub

This script creates the necessary directories and user account

After installation, there will be two scripts placed in /usr/local/bin which are and

Run the script, this will configure the script

Logs into the MySQL server

Creates the backup user, sets a password, and gives him select and lock tables privileges

Configures the email settings

Change the permissions on the script

chown root.pymydb

Add the script into cron and make sure to add a password for the system user

You can download it at my GitHub page

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