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Danen MySQL Backup: Create database backup SQL statements using MySQLi

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This class can create database backup SQL statements using MySQLi.

It can connect to a MySQL database table using the MySQLi extension and generates a file with SQL statements that can be used later to restore the table definition and record data of one or more database tables.

The class creates a backup file with a unique name and returns the backup file name.

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Name: Gerry Danen <contact>
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Country: Australia Australia
Age: 74
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Good backup/restore MySQL
Script to backup and restore databases


// example to do a full database backup

require_once 'danenMysqlBackup.class.php';

$B = new danenMysqlBackup();

$backupSqlFile = $B->backupStart();

if (
$backupSqlFile )
$backupSqlFile = basename( $backupSqlFile );
"Created: $backupSqlFile";
"ERROR: backup failed.";


I needed a MySQL database backup function that I could call from a script and would not rely on mysqldump or phpMyAdmin. I found a class by Hossein Sarlak that used the older mysql interface. I wanted the newer mysqli interface, so I set out rebuilding the class when I could not locate Hossein Sarlak. I found his script for sale for $25, but no indication whether it was updated. This script is free. Use as you see fit. Make sure to read all comments. There are some customizations needed. Gerry Danen 26 February 2015

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Plain text file danenMysqlBackup.class.php Class Main class file
Accessible without login Plain text file doBackup.php Example Shows how to call the class
Accessible without login Plain text file readme.txt Doc. Some extra information

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