SQLyog Job Agent from command line

SQLyog Job Agent (SJA) is a high-performance, multithreaded, multi-platform application that lets you run maintenance scripts with your MySQL databases, have e-mailed formatted resultsets of a query, import data and metadata from ODBC-sources, synchronize MySQL databases and tables and do high-performance scheduled backups. On Windows, it is included with SQLyog Enterprise and SQLyog Ultimate. SJA for Linux is free for commercial and personal use.

SJA is a command line tool that accepts a Job Definition file encoded in XML as one of the parameters. You can either create the Job Definition file manually or use one of the wizards included with SQLyog. If you use SQLyog to create your job files, you don't need to have any knowledge about XML or the Job Definition schema. The Windows version also can be run from inside the SQLyog GUI, making its command line nature transparent to users if you want so.

On Windows platforms, SQLyog uses the Task Scheduler services to schedule your jobs. On Linux, you can use cron to schedule jobs. SJA can also be invoked by an application, no matter if it is a web page script (PHP, JSP, ASP) or a compiled binary.

SJA does not require any installation at hosts running the MySQL server. You can use any host to run the SJA. Technically SJA is a MySQL client that connects to any MySQL server in the world that allows for connections from a remote client. The client code that is used is the standard MySQL C-API compiled into the SJA executable. The Windows version of SJA further has the same advanced connectivity options as SQLyog Professional and higher: HTTP(S)-tunneling, SSH-tunneling and proxy authentication.

Note: This feature is available in SQLyog Enterprise and Ultimate.

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