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How to backup MySQL databases when the MySQL server is off?

My MySQL server does not start, as according to the guides I found over the internet, the best solution is to re-install MySQL server (with apt-get purge). However, this process will delete my ...
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Why does rsnapshot not back up /var/lib/mysql/*?

In rsnapshot's config file I added /var/lib/mysql/ as another source directory to back up. But rsnapshot does not back it up. Why? /var/log/rsnapshot does not list a relevant warning. The owner of ...