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Howto dump the contents of a MySQL database for backup purposes.

Have you ever found yourself in the situation that you had to migrate a database to another server, or that you had to set up a developing environment for a programmer ?

Well mysqldump is your friend - In one line you can make a backup of the contents, tables, basically eveything you need to “rebuild” your database.

The syntax is as follows:


This will save the database in the directory where MYSQLDUMP program is residing, it ought to be possible to enter a path in the name.

This is normally done from within the CLI shell of the server.

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howto_mysql.txt · Last modified: 2012/03/09 10:43 (external edit)