12/12/2016 - 9:10 PM

Ubuntu: Install automysqlbackup#MySQL#Markdown

Ubuntu: Install automysqlbackup#MySQL#Markdown


AutoMySQLBackup with a basic configuration will create Daily, Weekly and Monthly backups of one or more of your MySQL databases from one or more of your MySQL servers.


  • Ubuntu server
  • MySQL


First create the backup folder.

sudo mkdir /var/backups/mysql

Install the latest version of automysqlbackup from the official website.

sudo mkdir /usr/local/src/automysqlbackup
cd /usr/local/src/automysqlbackup
sudo wget https://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/project/automysqlbackup/AutoMySQLBackup/AutoMySQLBackup%20VER%203.0/automysqlbackup-v3.0_rc6.tar.gz
sudo tar xvzf automysqlbackup-v3.0_rc6.tar.gz
sudo ./install.sh

Answer the install wizard as showed below by accepting the default entries. Alternatively, enter your own custom path.

global configuration directory:
directory for the executable:

Add read permissions for all in the config folder.

cd /etc/automysqlbackup
sudo chmod a+r ./*

Update the automysqlbackup config file.

sudo nano /etc/automysqlbackup/automysqlbackup.conf

Set credentials and update the backup path.

# Username to access the MySQL server e.g. dbuser

# Password to access the MySQL server e.g. password

# Backup directory location e.g /backups

# List of DBNAMES to EXLUCDE if DBNAMES is empty, i.e. ().
CONFIG_db_exclude=( 'information_schema' 'performance_schema' 'mysql' 'slow_query_log' )

Let's schedule the backup job by adding a daily cron script.

sudo nano /etc/cron.daily/automysqlbackup

With the following content.


/usr/local/bin/automysqlbackup /etc/automysqlbackup/automysqlbackup.conf

chown root.root /var/backups/mysql* -R
sudo chmod -R a-x+X /var/backups/mysql

Enable execution of the script for the owner.

sudo chmod o+x /etc/cron.daily/automysqlbackup

You can run the backup script manually.

cd /etc/cron.daily
sudo ./automysqlbackup

Checkout the backup folder.

cd /var/backups/mysql