MySQL backup solution for Microsoft Windows

MySQL backup solution for Microsoft Windows

MySQL backup solution for Microsoft Windows

Easy to use MySQL backup solution for Microsoft Windows. MySQLWinBackup is portable easy to use simple database backup application which can run in windows operating systems.

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MySQL backup solution for Microsoft Windows

Heavy used databases are becoming mission critical for sites to stay up. When these customers lose there data even if it is a few hours old can be devastating to their site. Very few hosts provide a solution for backing up a database automatically so this MySQLWinBackup tool is perfect if you wish to differentiate your company by providing a unique backup solution on MS Windows flatform.

MySQLWinBackup is a very easy to use, totally free, Microsoft Windows based MySQL backup application. Entire MySQL backup process handles by popular mysqldump application. This windows base tool can be used to dump a database or a collection of databases for backup or transfer to another SQL server (not necessarily a MySQL server). The dump typically contains SQL statements to create the table, populate it, or both. However, this tool can also be used to generate files in CSV, other delimited text, or XML format (user may have to use custom option for other formats).

MySQL Backup Solution for Windows

This MySQLWinBackup tool generates CLI (command line interface) for mysqldump for every backup you running on GUI mode. This will help you to understand how to directly use mysqldump in CLI or create custom batch file to automate MySQL backup process.

MySQLWinBackup tool has built in batch file option to create a batch file for your backup process. You can use this batch file to directly execute MySQL backup process any time or add it to Windows scheduled tasks manager to automate the whole MySQL backup process.

MySQLWinBackup is a fully portable application which allows end users to run from a removable storage device such as USB flash drive, flash card, external hard drive.

How To Use the MySQLWinBackup Tool

  • Download, and then unzip the files to your local disk.
  • Double-click the MySQLWinBackup.exe file to start MySQLWinBackup tool.

Major features:

  • Backup of one or several databases or select couple of tables from a database
  • Scheduled backups (by creating batch file and adding it to Windows Scheduled Tasks)
  • Interface for management of the backups
  • Backup databases from different accounts on several MySQL servers
  • No installation required, ready to run out of the box
  • Easy to use graphical user interface

Software version and platform information

  • Build Year: 2009
  • Development Status : Beta
  • Operating System : 32-bit MS Windows .Net 2.0
  • IDE: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Intended Audience : Database administrators, Database Programmers, Database Designers, MySQL Admin, Webmasters
  • Programming Language : C#
  • User Interface : GUI (Graphical User Interface)
  • Version: 1.0

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Scott :: July 07-2009 :: 08:51 PM

I liked your article.
One suggestion:  I think you mean "lose" not "loose."

Loose is the opposite of tight.
Lose is the opposite of win.


Administrator :: July 08-2009 :: 01:09 PM

Hi Scott, Thanks a lot for pointing out this error; we fixed the wording on the article.


Naylin :: October 09-2009 :: 10:46 PM

what information do you have to enter in the username and password. I am using a plesk panel

I entered localhost and the plesk username and password and tried the server username and password as well as the particular database username and password and it doesnt seem to connect.

Bril!@nce :: December 08-2009 :: 01:18 PM

Hi This article is awesome I was searching quite a while until I came accross your website.  Since this application is free is it possible to get your sourcecode I am not looking for the wole project just the code where you do the backup  Please could you help me in this case Thanks alot and all of the best for future developements

Bladerogers :: October 19-2010 :: 12:41 AM

Will this tool work in win server 2008 64bit providing .NET 2.0 is installed? Figured I'd ask before installing the 2.0 framework on my VM. Thanks!

just-another-one :: November 11-2010 :: 09:40 AM

It crashes on my Win 7 pro x64, so it propably won't work on Server 2008 x64 either...

Fred :: May 03-2011 :: 12:26 AM

it won't let me log in either, Windows Server 2008 R2. 32 bit.

Neil :: March 02-2011 :: 10:46 AM

This tool looks to be exactly what I want but I can't login to MySQL with my login details!  I'm using localhost, root and my password (same as used for phpMyAdmin) and it doesn't work.  Any ideas?

Alejandro Arauz :: October 14-2011 :: 09:17 PM

I think the tool has a problem when the database has no password, it also crashes sometimes in Windows 7(x64). Looking for another backup tool I found MySQLBackupFTP ( It has a free version that does pretty much the same as this tool but it has a friendlier GUI in my opinion.

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