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Old 03-29-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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mysqldump - backup *.*

| Database |
| discuss  |
| mysql    |
| test     |
I'd like to back up all three of those. As a matter of fact. I'd like to back them all up in such a a way that I can drop this dump right back into a mySQL server if this one shall ever fail. I have looked at the online docs and man and have decided that this seems to be what i want:

mysqldump -opt -Aa > mysqldump.sql
Is this sane or is there a better practiced method? the "A" means all databases and the "a" means Include all MySQL specific create options.
Old 03-29-2004, 05:42 PM   #2
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Two ways of doing this:

1. Copy your whole data dir in /usr/lib (OR local)/mysql by hand or script (tarballing it or cp or mv or desktop mgr Copy / Paste)

2. or use mysqldump to export all DBs into INSERT SQL files (with data of course) like mysqldump --opt [DBname] > [/file/path/][fileName].sql

As for using dump for ALL DBs, I haven't tried it but hey, why not? I'd try it after tarballing the data dir JIC.


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