Sometimes, you can only access your MySQL database with phpMyadmin (the previous tool I blogged about won’t be helpful, then). But you may wish to backup the database on a regular way.
PhpMyadmin allows you to backup the database, but you may like to do it in an unattended way.
I’ve written a shell-script which will use CURL to do so.
I couldn’t find any such script… so I hope I didn’t reinvent the wheel 😉
Update 2008/04/15 : I have made some modifications to the script, and it is now in SVN. You may grab a copy from the picoforge project’s websvn.