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+=====
+dumpy
+=====
+
+Dumpy is a Python database backup script that uses configuration files to
+specify databases to backup and options. Backup scripts are classes which
+define a `backup` method.
+
+Example configuration file
+==========================
+
+The following is an idea of what the configuration file, located at
+`~/.dumpy.conf` might look like. This is very likely to change::
+
+ [databases]
+ mysql = db1, db2
+ postgresql = db3
+
+ [mysql db1]
+ user = db1
+ pass = db1
+ s3_copy = true
+
+ [mysql db2]
+ user = db2
+ pass = db2
+
+ [postgresql db3]
+ user = db3
+ pass = db3
+
+ [mysqldump options]
+ path = /opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysqldump
+ flags = -Q --opt --compact
+ bzip = true
+
+ [pgdump options]
+ path = /opt/local/lib/postgresql83/bin/pg_dump
+
+ [aws_s3]
+ key = key
+ secret = secret
+ bucket = bucket
+
+Status
+======
+
+Very alpha. Looking for other coders to help and flesh out ideas.
+
+Motivation
+==========
+
+I've written my last database dump and backup script that I want to. My hope
+is that this will be a general and feature rich backup script that's easily
+extendable and will work across multiple databases and backup schemes.
+
+Future plans
+============
+
+* Support some file based backups with auto rotation.
+* Finish S3 Backup and flesh out S3 options.
+* Lots more to think of.

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