Closing the gallery and then backing up the database doesn't seem to be too successful - I get this after every file...doesn't look like anything is being backed up (my asterisks)
Command being used to execute dumps (specific tables are executed individually):
/usr/bin/mysqldump --opt -h localhost -********_gallery -pgad3ttL9 ********_gallery
Warning: system() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/mercmzbm/public_html/gallery/adm-misc.php on line 1977
Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /pp_admingroups.sql in /home/mercmzbm/public_html/gallery/adm-misc.php on line 1979
Warning: pp_admingroups.sql is 0 bytes or did not get created.
You should double-check your .sql files to be sure the backup completed successfully.