In the last episode (Sep 19), Mark Lo said:
> is there any backup software will work with MySQL. I know there is
> a utitities called mysqldump to backup the database. But I would
> like to use a commercial backup software such as novanet 8 found at
If you don't do any deletes from your database, you can just get away
with backing up the raw datafiles directly. If there were changes to
the database during the backup, you'll have to run myisamchk to rebuild
the indexes after a restore, but apart from that it should work fine.