MySQL backup - How to backup a MySQL database

MySQL backup FAQ: How do I backup a MySQL database?

I can't speak about backing up MySQL databases that are modified twenty-four hours a day seven days a week, but on all the MySQL databases I currently work with, there are always times when I can guarantee that there won't be any SQL INSERTs, DELETEs, or UPDATEs occurring, so I find it's really easy to perform a MySQL backup using the mysqldump utility program. Here's how it works.

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