MySQL backup PHP helper

My job requires a lot of manually database backups. And believe me, it slowly becomes a nightmare.

So, I started looking for an easy way to backup the database. In my Google searches I found this article:, which is very good.

You can add this code in a page, paste your database credentials, setup a cron job and that’s it, you have the database backups.

My question is: What if you want to backup your MySQL database manually from time to time?

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