MySQL Problems

How to Backup a MySQL Database

The syntax for backing up a MySQL database is as follows:

# mysqldump –add-drop-table -u [username] -p[password] [database] > [backup_file]

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In the previous section, you gave user mysqluser full access to the test database when mysqluser used the password pinksl1p. You can now back up this database to a single file called /tmp/testackup.sql with the command

# mysqldump –add-drop-table -u mysqluser -ppassword test > /tmp/test-backup.sql

Make sure there are no spaces between the -p switch and the password or else you may get syntax errors.