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Backing up Clientexec with MySQLAdministator

 June 19, 2014     0 Comments

MySQL Administrator is a program for performing administrative operations, such as configuring your MySQL server, monitoring its status and performance, starting and stopping it, managing users and connections, performing backups, restoring backups and a number of other administrative tasks. You can perform most of those tasks using a command line interface such as that provided by mysqladmin (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/mysqladmin.html) or mysql (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/mysql.html), but MySQL Administrator is advantageous in the following respects:

* Its graphical user interface makes it more intuitive to use.
* It provides a better overview of the settings that are crucial for the performance, reliability, and security of your MySQL servers.
* It displays performance indicators graphically, thus making it easier to determine and tune server settings.
* It is available for Linux, Windows and MacOS X, and allows a remote client to backup the database across platforms. As long as you have access to the MySQL databases on the remote server, you can backup your data to wherever you have write access.
* There is no limit to the size of the database to be backed up as there is with phpMyAdmin.

MySQL Administrator is designed to work with MySQL servers versions 4.0 and above.

Getting MySQL Admin

MySQL Admin may be downloaded from the MySQL.Com site (http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/administrator/1.0.html). Installation binaries and documentation may also be found there.

Backing Up the Database

This assumes you have already installed MySQL Admin and set it up so that you can login to the MySQL Database Server either locally or remotely. Refer to the documentation that comes with the installation package of MySQL Admin for your platform for installation instructions.

1. Open the MySQL Admin client and login as you had previously set up to do.


2. From the icon menu on the left hand side of the client window select Backup.

3. If you have not already created a Backup Project, do this now by clicking on the "New Project" button at the lower part of the window and type in a name for the Backup Project where prompted.

4. Select one or more databases that you want to Backup (in the MySQL Admin client these are called a "Schema" (pl. "Schemata")). Add them to the Backup Content window on the right using the right-pointing arrow button.

5. When you have selected the Schema(ta), you can save the Backup Project. Or you may simply choose to Backup Now using the button on the lower right of the window.

6. A dialogue will come up asking you where to put the Backup. Enter the pathname or browse to the location using the dialogue.

7. Assuming all is correct (and you have write permissions in the directory to which you are writing the Backup), the backup will complete shortly.

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