5.5 Loading and Dumping a Database


We can load a database or otherwise execute SQL commands from a file. We simply put the commands or database into a file ”let's call it mystuff.sql ” and load it in with this command:

 $  mysql people < mystuff.sql  

We can also dump out a database into a file with this command:

 $  mysqldump people > entiredb.sql  

For fun, try the mysqldump command with the people database (a gentle reminder: the password is LampIsCool ):

 $  mysqldump -uapache -p people  Enter password: 

Notice that this outputs all the SQL needed to create the table and insert all the current records. For more information, see man mysqldump .



Open Source Development with Lamp
Open Source Development with LAMP: Using Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, and PHP
ISBN: 020177061X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 136

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