Database backup script



To set up a cron job for daily database backup follow the steps mentioned below

  1. Create a file using command - vi
  2. On the vim, editor screen enter the command for database backup and to delete files older than 30 days

  3. Create a cron job with the command:  crontab -e

  4. This will open a crontab (cron configuration file) and the format of the job should be as follows.

    minute hour day-of-month month day-of-week <path to the file>

    This is an example file to take database backup nightly every day at 11:59



Need to create the task scheduler to run the backup script i.e bat file.

It will take the backup of database daily and also delete files older than 30 days