PokeyCrawl version 0.1.1a5 is now available in the Python Package Index or PyPi! See the Github page for details on installation and usage, and the detailed post for an explanation of the mechanisms used.
The website backups utility is functioning in a limited capacity, there are few a still bugs to iron out but runs are succeeding without error and the results are as expected.
While I was intending to use the MySQLdb module to handle all database activities, I opted to use it instead only for the connectivity and diagnostic testing portion of the application. When it comes to actually dumping the data, mysqldump is a simpler (and faster in some cases) solution.