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Shutting down MySQL for backup
Posted by: Phil Williams
Date: August 16, 2005 11:33AM

The manual states:

If you are able to shut down your MySQL server, you can make a ``binary'' backup that consists of all files used by InnoDB to manage its tables. Use the following procedure:
Shut down your MySQL server and make sure that it shuts down without errors.
Copy all your data files into a safe place.
Copy all your InnoDB log files to a safe place.
Copy your `my.cnf' configuration file or files to a safe place.
Copy all the `.frm' files for your InnoDB tables to a safe place.


The queston is how can the check to make sure MySQL shut down without errors be automated?

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