I need to have the databases on my linux webserver backed up automatically on a weekly basis. I found a script that you may be able to get to work or you can try one on your own. This is a very simple project so I expect to be able to complete this in a hour or two.
Ideally the backup would reside on the server and I would get an email to let me know if the script failed.
I can do this for you immediately! Already done and working on several of my servers. It places the backup into a folder of your choice and emails you upon completion or failure.