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Cron Backup Job - mysqldump

Posted on 2011-03-13
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I have a job scheduled to run daily, but it doesn't look like it's working, I didn't have to enter my password anywhere in here, that maybe the problem.
mysqldump -u root -p forumdb | gzip > /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/forumbackup.sql.gz

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-p password will prompt the user for password the correct switch use with -p is -ppassword you can also use --password="password"
If you run the command:
mysqldump -u root -pforumdb | gzip -c > /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/forumbackup.sql.gz
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mysqldump -u root --password="forumdb" | gzip -c > /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/forumbackup.sql.gz
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or mysqldump -u root -prootpassword forumdb | gzip -c >  /home/domain/public_html/_db_backups/forumbackup.sql.gz

there is no space after the -p for the password and you still need to specify the database.
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