Auto Backup for MySQL Database

If you have a blog or a regular website which makes use of a database to store information, there could be times when the database crashes or for that matter your hosting provider does. In such cases, having backups of your MySQL database is really very very important.

Of course there are several ways to backup your MySQL data, however, most of those require manual intervention and can be easily forgotten.

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Auto Backup for MySQL is a MySQL Backup Solution which allows users to schedule the backing up and restoring of your remote and local MySQL Database. Auto Backup for MySQL allows you to create different tasks to backup or restore MySQL database. You can choose to automatically backup MySQL database to SQL files or also choose to upload them another server or to another database altogether.

In addition to the above tasks you can also export the MySQL tables to CSV, XML, HTML or Text files and execute regular MySQL queries on the database.

Once you choose a task, the software will walk you through a wizard which will create the steps required to perform the task. For detailed instruction on creating a task using Auto Backup for MySQL you can visit this post.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Considering that the database is the most important part of any website or blog, Auto Backup for MySQL is definitely a useful software. Using the software you can schedule backups to occur at regular intervals, thus ensuring that you have backups in case your database or host crashes.

However, the only problem I saw with the software is that it expects that the host allows connection from external IP address, whereas many servers come with installations which restrict database access to only local machine. It would be good if the software could allow for SSH tunneling through which it could backup the database too.

Auto Backup for MySQL is available as a free trial for 15 days, after which you can buy different editions of the software starting at $59.95.

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IIT JEE Results 2010 Declared Online At jee.iitd.ac.in

IIT JEE results 2010 will be declared on the site jee.iitd.ac.in after 8AM on May 26th 2010.

The IIT JEE results have finally been declared, candidates who are vying for a spot to get into one of the IIT’s can now go ahead and check the results online at http://jee.iitd.ac.in/.

Candidates can visit the above site to check their IIT JEE results for 2010 online. The online course choices will be available starting tomorrow. In addition to checking the , don’t forget to check all the important IIT JEE dates.

The results may be uploaded to the the following URL http://jee.iitd.ac.in/result.htm, however you can also find the respective site for your IIT by visiting our earlier post about the IIT JEE results.

If you are a qualified candidate, you will have to choose your courses online, the details for the same will be available on the IIT JEE site starting tomorrow. Last but not the least from the 4.72 candidates who appeared for the IIT JEE exams in 2010 only a little over 10,000 students will actually qualify, so we wish all the students who appeared for the IIT JEE best of luck for their exams.

West Bengal Secondary Board Results 2010 Online

The West Bengal Secondary Board Results for 2010 will be available online on 26th May 2010 at 11AM. Students who appeared for the Secondary Board in West Bengal can check their results on an online portal after 11AM.

The WB Secondary Board Results for students who appeared for the exam in 2010 will be available online at http://wbresults.nic.in/.

Students who appeared for the exams can check their results by visiting the above link. Students will require to have the roll number ready in order to view their results online.

We take this opportunity to wish all the students who appeared for the West Bengal Secondary Board exams best of luck for their results.

HSSC (Class 12th) Exam Result 2010 Online

HSSC will be announced on May 26, 2010 by the Madhya Pradesh Government at 4PM. MP Board exams results will be declared for the HSSC (Class 12th) students who appeared in the exams in March 2010.

The Madhya Pradesh Government will be declaring the HSSC Class XII (12th Standard) board exam results on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 4PM in the evening. Students will be able to check their results online.

HSSC 12th Class students can check their 2010 board exam results by visiting this results page. The link to search for your results will be available after 4PM today. Students will require to have their HSSC roll numbers handy in order to view their exam results online.

We wish all the HSSC Class 12 students of Madhya Pradesh best of luck for their 2010 results.

SSLC Results 2010 Online: Tamil Nadu Board Results 2010

Check Tamil Nadu Class X SSLC results for 2010 online. 10th Standard Students of the TN Board who appeared for SSLC exams in 2010 can check results after 10:30 AM on May 26 online.

After several schools and colleges declaring board exam results, it is now the turn of the Tamil Nadu government to declare the SSLC Class X results at 10:30AM on 26 May, 2010

The SSLC (Class X / Std 10th) for Tamil Nadu board will available online after 10:30AM on 26 May, 2010. Students who appeared for the SSLC exams in 2010 will be able to check their exam results by visiting this link.

Tamil Nadu Board students will require to have their roll number from the SSLC exams to be able to view their exam results online. In order to view their SSLC results, students will have to enter their roll number in the form and click on the Get Results button.

Please make sure to have your hall ticket handy to find your roll number. We wish all the students who appeared for the SSLC exams in 2010 best of luck for their results.

IIT JEE Results Online on May 26th At 8AM

After a court case was quashed in the by the Supreme Court of India against the result declaration of the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the results of IIT JEE will be declared on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 8AM.

Over 4.7 lakh students who appeared for the JEE exams will be able to check their results online at http://jee.iitd.ac.in and other related sites. Students will be able to check the results online at the above URL or their respective IIT online.

If you are a candidate who has qualified for the exam, we urge you to take note of all the above dates for future references, these dates will also be available on all the IIT sites starting tomorrow.

Other important dates for IIT JEE includes:

  • May 26th – Declaration of the IIT JEE Results.
  • May 27th to June 9th 2010 – Online filling of Choices open for ALL the qualified candidates.
  • June 9th to June 11th 2010 – Medical Examination and counseling for qualified PD candidates (schedule will be announced on the IIT websites)
  • June 9th to June 10th 2010 – SC/ST/PD/DS candidates counseling.
  • June 10th – June 12th 2010 – OBC candidates counseling.
  • June 17th – Last date of receipt of filled and duly signed choice sheets.
  • June 10th – Architecture / Design aptitude test.
  • June 28th – Website release of course allocation.

To check the IIT JEE results online, please visit http://jee.iitd.ac.in or chose the links from the list below to visit your respective IIT to find the results.

We wish all the students who appeared for the IIT JEE exams best of luck for the results. If you have any difficulty in getting through to the result sites, please try again after a while, the sites may have problems due to extra load.

Rajasthan (BSER) Senior Secondary Science 2010 Results Online

It’s exam results season and there have been a lot of which have been declared in the past few days. Another board will announce the results today.

Rajasthan Board will be announcing the results of the senior Secondary Science exams held in 2010 at 8:30AM on May 26, 2010. The commerce results for Rajasthan Board we announced on May 20, 2010.

The Class XII results for the Board of Secondary Education of Rajasthan (BSER) will be declared at 8:30AM at the following URL. To view your BSER results online, click on the previous link and then visit the appropriate link to view your Class XII science results.

Students will require to have their exam roll number handy in order to view the results online. We wish all the students of Rajasthan board the best of luck for their results.

Buy A Mac and Get iPod Touch 8GB Free in Apple Back To School Offer

Looks like Apple is wooing students with a deal on the already discounted price they offer to them. Starting from May 25, 2010 through September 7, 2010 students will be able to buy a Mac OS based laptop and desktop and get a 2nd generation 8GB iPod Touch free.

Apple Back to School Offer

The deal is applicable to students who buy both the Mac and iPod with Apple education pricing between May 25th and September 7th. When they do this they will receive an online rebate of up-to $199, which is the price of the iPod Touch 2G 8GB version.

Students can also club this offer with other iPod classic, or iPod nano and shuffle devices to receive discounts. Full list of available iPod’s is given in the terms of conditions document on the Apple site.

Excited? Head over to the back to school campaign page on the official Apple site to learn more.

Watch American Idol Online: Season 9 Finale Online

Watch American Idol Season 9 Finale Performances Online. Last episode of American Idol season 9 will see performance by Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze.

The most boring season of American Idol is about to come to an end with the final performance of season 9 slated today. The two remaining contestants Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze who were also the only worthwhile singers will sing two songs tonight.

American Idol Season 9 Finale

The show which will also be the last for Simon Cowell will definitely not be missed as both the singers and performances this season were anything but good.

However, now that the best two of the competition will be participating in the finale, at-least the finale would not be as boring. The American Idol Season 9 will available to watch online, users can visit the official site http://www.americanidol.com to watch the videos.

You can also check the previous shows of American Idol Season 9 online at Yidio. Other options to watch the American Idol Season 9 finale at Ustream.tv, where users stream the show live from their computers.

More videos and links to watch the Season 9 finale of American Idol will be added once the show starts.

Google Releases Analytics Blocking Add-on For Browsers

Google has been taking privacy issues quite seriously these days. One of the biggest issues users face while visiting websites is that their visit are tracked back and stored, and Google itself leads the pack in web analytics tracking with their own Google Analytics software.

However, starting today, paranoid users who do not want their information to be collected by Google Analytics will be able to do so by installing a browser add-on, available for Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Once a user install this add-on the information from their visit on any site that uses Google Analytics to track users will not be tracked. Whether this is a good move or not is beyond me, as webmasters often use analytics data to track how many users are visiting a site or a post and plan things accordingly.

If every user out there starts installing the add-on Google Analytics in itself would become redundant, however, as a webmaster I can say that usually no one looks at personally identifiable information available through the web statistics program and many are only interested in tracking hits and so on.

What do you think about this move from Google? Does it make sense to you?

More info at the official Google Policy blog.

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