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Automating database backups

Everyone needs backups, but no one wants to wake up in the middle of the night to run them manually. That's why automation is so important. There are a number of ways to automate backups, from cron jobs in Linux and Unix to the Windows Task Scheduler. In this section, we'll examine two methods for backup automation.

Automating Backups with scripting

One of the most common ways to automate backups is throu...