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Shell Script To Backup MySql Database Server

#!/bin/bash
# Shell script to backup MySql database
# To backup Nysql databases file to /backup dir and later pick up by your
# script. You can skip few databases from backup too.
# For more info please see (Installation info):
# http://www.cyberciti.biz/nixcraft/vivek/blogger/2005/01/mysql-backup-script.html
# Last updated: Aug - 2005
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# This is a free shell script under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# Copyright (C) 2004, 2005 nixCraft project
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# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
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MyUSER="SET-MYSQL-USER-NAME"     # USERNAME
MyPASS="SET-PASSWORD"       # PASSWORD
MyHOST="localhost"          # Hostname
# Linux bin paths, change this if it can not be autodetected via which command
MYSQL="$(which mysql)"
MYSQLDUMP="$(which mysqldump)"
CHOWN="$(which chown)"
CHMOD="$(which chmod)"
GZIP="$(which gzip)"
# Backup Dest directory, change this if you have someother location
DEST="/backup"
# Main directory where backup will be stored
MBD="$DEST/mysql"
# Get hostname
HOST="$(hostname)"
# Get data in dd-mm-yyyy format
NOW="$(date +"%d-%m-%Y")"
# File to store current backup file
FILE=""
# Store list of databases
DBS=""
# DO NOT BACKUP these databases
IGGY="test"
[ ! -d $MBD ] && mkdir -p $MBD || :
# Only root can access it!
$CHOWN 0.0 -R $DEST
$CHMOD 0600 $DEST
# Get all database list first
DBS="$($MYSQL -u $MyUSER -h $MyHOST -p$MyPASS -Bse 'show databases')"
for db in $DBS
do
    skipdb=-1
    if [ "$IGGY" != "" ];
    then
	for i in $IGGY
	do
	    [ "$db" == "$i" ] && skipdb=1 || :
	done
    fi
    if [ "$skipdb" == "-1" ] ; then
	FILE="$MBD/$db.$HOST.$NOW.gz"
	# do all inone job in pipe,
	# connect to mysql using mysqldump for select mysql database
	# and pipe it out to gz file in backup dir :)
        $MYSQLDUMP -u $MyUSER -h $MyHOST -p$MyPASS $db | $GZIP -9 > $FILE
    fi
done

Save the script and run it as a cron job:
@daily /path/to/yourmysql.sh

{ 54 comments… add one }
  • Luis Anaya October 17, 2013, 8:33 pm

    This is a really nice script although I did some changes for it, nothing major:

    – Commented the CHOWN. For some reason is was doing a root wide CHOWN, being that I am not running the backups as root, I do not need to CHOWN the files anyway, they’ll be owned by the administrative account.
    – I had to add the list of databases that I wanted not to back up, I though that just adding the ones that I wanted would exclude the ones that I did not wanted to.

    But, it is a very handy script and I appreciate you posting it. Thanks.

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