Monday, February 3, 2014

Cron Job to Backup the Database(mysql) and send it as an email attachment

mysqldump mydatabase -ujerome -pmypassword > /home/jerome/database_dump.sql
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zip -q /home/jerome/database_dump.zip  database_dump.sql
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mutt -s "Email Subject" -a /home/jerome/database_dump.zip sjnlabs@gmail.com
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rm -f /home/jerome/database_dump.zip /home/jerome/database_dump.sql


add the execute permission to the user

make sure the server forward mails to outside email
 or you may have to setup a forwarder

setup a cron job /home/jerome/backup_commands.sh

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