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Automating MariaDB Backups…As Securely as Possible

Right off the bat, I'll tell you that there is no completely secure way to automate your MariaDB backups. I researched this for awhile and haven't found one yet. That isn't to say there aren't ways to mitigate your risk, but as some point you're going to need to store your password somewhere. If you are unwilling to invite any risk to your databases, your best options are to automate entire backup...