Ok, here's a question that's been on my mind for quite some time:
I see lots of talk of table dumps and the like for backing up SQL databases.
However, I know for a fact - because I've tried it on both Linux and Windows -
that you can just as easily copy the database files and move them somewhere
else, an copy them back if necessary. Now I realise that on a system that's open
to lots of people that's messy, but on some systems - quite a lot actually -
there would be only one admin. So what's wrong with doing it this way? Also,
isn't the fact that MySQL hasn't got transactions tantamount to the same thing?
But I guess you can lock the tables, so...
See, now you see how much of an amateur I am when it comes to these things -
reasonably good all-round, but not an expert in anything! :)
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