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Perl backup of database
Well, that is certainly above and beyond. It looks like you're familiar with Perl as well. Good to know.

I've done some reading about calling a shell and some of the issues involved. I tend to do what I can get to work, and worry about efficiency later - self-taught Perl leaves some knowledge gaps.

Will have to do more reading on using 'echo'. I've heard and read about it but never used it. This is a good test case.  And thank you for the alternative solution. TMTOWTDI.