Backup Linux box Mysql Database from Windows

I have a Linux-based MySQL database that I need to backup.  I know NOTHING about Linux but need to make a quick backup of a database.  My only accessibility to the database is through Windows.

Without having to buy some third-party software do I have options for being able to authenticate and back a database up?

Worst case scenario, I can connect through VB.NET...but that is not preferable.
TSFLLCAsked:
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netcmhCommented:
Even if you don't know linux, I think if you followed this one liner, you'd be ok

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5325912/mysqldump-to-backup-database-from-linux-to-windows-server

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netcmhCommented:
Acronis True Image 2019 just released!

Create a reliable backup. Make sure you always have dependable copies of your data so you can restore your entire system or individual files.

netcmhCommented:
Also, you could install phpadmin on your linux box and go the gui way:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
TSFLLCAuthor Commented:
I copied the exe & pdb files to the server.  Having to run it remotely.  Used the command line and it worked like a charm.
netcmhCommented:
Thanks for the grade. Good luck.
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