CentOS 7

Simple Backup Script for Apache Web Server /w Mysql DB

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This script may not be as clean as others but it gets the job done.

The purpose of this script is to backup both your entire web directory and database to a compressed file with date stamps. What you do with it from there is up to you.

Target: Web Directory and specific DB Instance – MUST know database name for this script

Environment Settings
Create /temp and /backups directories in /

mkdir temp
mkdir backups

See what’s in the directory by running the ls command


Output will be similar to this:

backups bin boot dev etc home lib lib64 media mnt opt proc root run sbin srv sys temp tmp usr var

Create Script in / directory

vi My-Backup-Script.sh

The only items that need to be changed in this script are the items in ‘red‘.

#! /bin/bash
TIMESTAMP=$(date +"%F")

mkdir -p "$BACKUP_DIR/mysql"
$MYSQLDUMP --force --opt --user=$MYSQL_USER -p$MYSQL_PASSWORD $DATABASE | gzip > "$BACKUP_DIR/mysql/$DATABASE.gz"

mkdir -p "$BACKUP_DIR/web_dir"
tar --create --gzip --file=$DESTDIR$FILENAME $SRCDIR

tar --create --gzip --file=/backups/My-Backup-$TIMESTAMP.tgz $BACKUP_DIR

rm -rf /temp/*

echo "Backup of DB and Web Directory Complete!"

Make Script Executable

chmod +x My-Backup-Script.sh

Run cron job every day at 1130pm

sudo crontab -e

Add the following to your cronjob:

30 23 * * * /bin/bash /My-Backup-Script.sh

To Extract Backup files, you will need tar -zxvf for the main file and web directory file. You will need to use gzip -d for the database file.

CentOS 7

How To Change Mysql Root Password

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To change or update the root mysql user password from thispw, you can set the new password to thatpw by running this command:

mysqladmin -u root -p'thispw' password 'thatpw'

That’s it.

CentOS 7

Another MySQL daemon already running with the same unix socket

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When you run into this problem, you can delete or move the mysql.sock file.

In this instance, we just removed the file:

 rm -rf /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

In this instance, we just moved it to a .bak file.

mv var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /var/lib/mysql/mysql.bak
service mysqld restart

Restarting the service creates a new entry called mqsql.sock