I used to be able to make an SQL dump of my block, for backup, as follows:
Dump the blog state to a timestamped backup
mysql will prompt for a password
date --utc +%Y-%m-%dZ%H:%M:%S.sql.bzip
mysqldump --add-drop-table -h mysql2.ibiblio.org -u esrblog -p esrb2 | bzip2 -c >$bakfile
This no longer works, apparently because msqldump is not on my $PATH.
Can that be fixed? If I have misunderstood the problem, what is the preferred way to make backups?