Simple Automated MySQL Backup with gpg

I've been bad. Until recently I haven't been backing up my MySQL database. Bad things could have happened. About a month ago I hacked up a simple script to run from cron that will automatically dump, gzip, encrypt using my key gpg (I wrote an extensive post on gpg which

GNU Privacy Guard - The Basics

According to Edward Snowden in his QA session on the Guardian, much of the existing encryption is weak, so the NSA can frequently find ways round it, but there are strong crypto systems that can still be relied on. This means most of the available digital, wireless, wired encryption tools


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