On Mon, May 14, 2007 17:56, John Meyer wrote:
> Mike Blezien wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Meyer" <john.l.meyer@stripped>
>> To: "MySQL General" <mysql@stripped>
>> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 10:26 AM
>> Subject: Re: Scheduled backups
>>> J Trahair wrote:
>>>> Hi Everyone
>>>> I have set up a scheduled backup using MySQL Administrator. Stored
>>>> connection, database, dates and time, even the Windows user password
>>>> (in fact, blank). It doesn't start at the correct time, or indeed
>>>> any time.
>>>> Have I missed something?
>> this is a nice MySQL B/U bash script we've been using for sometime and
>> works quite nicely, on a LINUX system.
>> MySQL Backup Script VER. 2.5 -
> Actually, he told me he was on Windows XP.
> One thing I have to wonder about, though; in terms of security, okay,
> maybe you don't want your password stored in a plain text file, but is
> there anyway around that other than setting the password as blank?
How about creating a mysql account with only read / connect from
localhost permissions on?
Making a no-password account, or storing password in file, can't
be that far apart, security wise :)
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