The biggest problem is if you want to do this from a remote pc, that pc
will need access to the server itself and the mysql client tools. It
sounds as if this pc is not on your LAN and I doubt the hosting service
will be willing to expose there database to the internet so you can do a
backup. If you do have access to the db from your computer you should be
able to schedule something as simple as:
mysqldum -u <user> -p<pass> -h <host> <database> > <file>
to do your backup. Other then that I'm not sure how you could do this
since you already stated your service wont schedule cron jobs.
Mark Stringham said:
> Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I could run a periodic mysql
> dump for a db that is hosted remotely - IE a web host. I do know that
> this host does not support crons.
> Any help is appreciated.
> sql, query