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 .