mysqlblasy is a Perl script for automating MySQL database backups. It uses "mysqldump" for dumping mysql databases to the files sytem. It was written with automated usage in mind. For example, it is silent during operation, and only produces noise on errors/problems. It rotates backups automatically to prevent the backup disk from getting full when the administrator is on vacation (or is lazy).
runcronjobs processes the execution of centralized cron jobs for a pool of servers. The cron jobs are any executable files. runcronjobs runs cron jobs located in a given directory if the current host is specified as a target host for the jobs in question. It allows you to centralize all the cron jobs of a set of servers in a common shared directory.