See some of this:
MySQL Snap 2.1
Backup Watcher for MySQL 1.8.3
MySQL Dump Timer 1.2.4
MySQL Auto Backup 1.40
SP> I am running mysql 4.0.15 on a Win2000 operating system. I
SP> would like to be able to back up the system with a perl script. I
SP> have a mix of InnoDB and MyISAM table types. Upon investigating
SP> this, I found this web site, with an article about backing up
SP> mysql databases:
SP> It looks like there is something called a InnoDB Hot Backup
SP> that is a perl script. Is this something that Mysql offers, or is
SP> it something one needs to purchase.
SP> My database is rather small, and I basically want to pull 2
SP> backups a day, in case I have any hardware failures.
SP> If someone could help advise me on this topic, I would appeciate it.