Backup a MySQL Database on Ubuntu

Backing up a MySQL database is extremely simple. Just simply create a directory as to where you want to store your backups. I typically just dump them in /var/dbbak. You can then run the following command: /usr/bin/mysqldump -u root -p YOUR_DB_NAME | gzip > /root/dbbak/YOUR_DB_NAME_`date +%y_%m_%d`.gz

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