Commit 3d1dfbd6 authored by Gabriel O'Brien's avatar Gabriel O'Brien
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adding basic usage notes from wiki

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# mariadb-backup.sh
a simple script to dump and rotate MariaDB backups
## Usage
# Document functionality and args.
This script can be used to dump a MariaDB (or MySQL) database to disk and to rotate through a given number of backups. It supports two command line arguments:
* **-q** run silently (for use in crontabs or other non-interactive settings)
* **-k *n*** number of recent backups to keep (default is 7)
The script assumes that backup user has a ~/.my.cnf file storing the database connection (or passwordless access to the database as the current userid). It's a good idea to create a MariaDB user that has the appropriate permissions for dumping databases instead of running this script as the unix root user.
## Configuration variables and options
```bash
## set default variables
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