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Re: mysql backup quesiton

 Stephen Adler wrote: 
> Guys, 
> I need to backup my mysql database. Doing the 5min google search on the 
> topic, it looks like mysqldump is the tool of choice. The bit which I 
> don't like about mysqldump, is that it generates an ascii .sql script 
> which if invoked on a fresh mysql database, will recreate the database. 
> This seems a bit like a sledge hammer aproach. Are there any database 
> synchoronization tools or database mirroring tools which will do an 
> rsync like operation between databases? The backup scheme I have for my 
> subversion repositories is using svnsync which I like, since it 
> basically keeps two copies of the repository around, one a mirror of the 
> other. The same for a database would be great, and thus ever 24 hours, I 
> would only have to update the new content in the database, instead of 
> dump out everything into an ascii file... 

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