A good friend of mine wrote this one. http://freshmeat.net/projects/mysqlbackup/ Not sure if it works on a Mac, but it is a real life/time/sanity saver on my Linux server. Alan => I'm wanting to automate the backing up of a MySQL database on my Mac. => => I've written a shell script which basically does this. => => mysqldump --user=$username --password=$password $dbname > => $pathtobackup/$dbname.sql; => => When I run it from the terminal, it all works fine. However => If I make a => cron job to run this script, a file gets output (so the cronjob is => executing), but it's empty. => => Any Ideas what the problem could be?