Hi - I am looking to develop a small batch file that is scheduled (cron) to create a SQL dump of MYSQL databases at regular intervals e.g. every hour. These files are part pf the daily backup. Furthermore, a developer will then copy the SQL files via FTP at certain periods during the week for contingency. The scheduler will delete the contents of the folder weekly. What I am looking for is an application to perform this task. It can be an exe or bat file. The application must be able to run under the system account. What I was thinking was a little bat that got the latest time as a variable and then used this variable with the dump command? Any suggestions and help appreciated.