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MySql backup using mysqldump in replication environment

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http://serverfault.com – I was checking the mysql backup script that being designed by senior mysql admin (left long time ago), just in order to implement the same setup for different client. all the steps were clear and match the guides and instructions provided in mysql official references, until i found that the backup script is being executed/scheduled in the wrong machine (according to my knowledge) due to the following factors: the backup script mainly do 3 commands [stop slave; mysqldump; start slave;] the Backup script is scheduled to run on the master mysql server NOT on the slave although stop slave an (HowTos)