Lukas Vileikis begins a series on MySQL backups with the classic option:
mysqldumpis one of the most popular database backup tools in the MySQL world.
The tool is prevalent partly because it’s very basic and quite powerful –
mysqldumpdatabase backup tool is command line-based, very simple and very straightforward to use. As far as MySQL or its flavors (MariaDB and Percona Server) are concerned, this command line-based tool is one of the top choices for junior and senior database engineers across the world alike.
Click through to see how it works.