sql2data fetches DNS information from an SQL database and dumps then in tinydns-data format into the file 'data'. Additional static DNS data from the text file static_data are copied into 'data'. sql2data optionally executes 'make' upon successful export/dump. Backups can be made to the files old_data and good_data.cdb. Optionally, DNS NOTIFY packets may be sent to the different nameservers referenced for the different zones.
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).