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How to create dateandtimestamped and gziped backup script

I have a database called 'database1' in/var/lib/mysq/database1. A want to backup that database every day via cron. Basicly I need a script who will backup my database every day and I would like the file created from the backup to be dateandtimestamped and gziped which means to have a backup files with time stamp such ymd. For examle let say if today is 17/07/2006 is i need the file to be called something like something like db_060717.gz .

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ntrsboy
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smidgie82Commented:
Hi ntrsboy,

Create the following script, and add it to your crontab:

#!/bin/bash
mysqldump db_name | gzip -c > /var/lib/mysql/backup/$(date +%y%m%d)


Cheers!
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smidgie82Commented:
Oops, should probably tack a .gz on the end of that filename:

mysqldump db_name | gzip -c > /var/lib/mysql/backup/$(date +%y%m%d).gz
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