Hi All,

Im having trouble getting a crob job to run.

What i have so far is

/home/backup.sql.gz mysqldump -h -u root -ppassword database name | gzip > /home/echou/backup.sql.gz

any assistance would be appreciated

Does that command run in your terminal? If it does then all you need to do is to to edit crontab and add the format to schedule the backup. How often do you want to run the command?
See here for the format to use for scheduling tasks in crontab