MySQL's Standard Dump/Backup Utility

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How do you mysqldump specific table(s)? [duplicate]

How can I dump a specific table or set of tables without including the rest of the db tables?
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How can I optimize a mysqldump of a large database?

I have a symfony application with an InnoDB database that is ~2GB with 57 tables. The majority of the size of the database resides in a single table (~1.2GB). I am currently using mysqldump to ...
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How can I move a database from one server to another?

How can I move MySQL tables from one physical server to another? Such as this exact scenario: I have a MySQL server that uses innodb table and is about 20GB size. I want to move it to a new server, ...
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How can I monitor the progress of an import of a large .sql file?

I am importing a 7 GB foobar.sql to restore a table in a local database. $ mysql -h localhost -u root 'my_data' < foobar.sql $ mysql --version /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql Ver 14.12 Distrib ...
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Why does InnoDB store all databases in one file?

It was convenient that MyISAM used to store each table in a corresponding file. InnoDB has made advancements in many aspects, but I wonder why InnoDB stores all databases in one file (ibdata1 by ...
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MySQL DB import/export command line in Windows

How to export / import a database in MySQL through the command line? MySQL system configuration, WampServer server installed. OS: Windows The advice for my local host, not an live hosting...
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How do I change the DEFINER of a VIEW in Mysql?

When I run mysqldump, I get an error: mysqldump: Got error: 1449: The user specified as a definer ('root'@'foobar') does not exist when using LOCK TABLES This makes sense because foobar is a legacy ...
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Safest way to perform mysqldump on a live system with active reads and writes?

I'm not sure if this is true but I remember reading if you run the following command in linux mysqldump -u username -p database_name > backup_db.sql while reads and writes are being made to a ...
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What is the recommended way to backup a MySQL/Amazon RDS database to S3?

I have two purposes for this: To have an offsite backup in case of a region wide problem with Amazon Web Services. To copy production data from a production billing account to a beta billing ...
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Is it possible to mysqldump a subset of a database required to reproduce a query?

Background I would like to provide the subset of my database required to reproduce a select query. My goal is to make my computational workflow reproducible (as in reproducible research). Question ...
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Restore mysql database with different name

How can we restore mysql database with different name from mysqldump file. I dont't want to open dump file and edit it. Any other better methods?
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Dump only the Stored Procedures in MySQL

I need to dump only the stored procedures : no data, no table creation. How can I do this using mysqldump?
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slow load speed of data from mysqldump

I've got a moderate size MySQL database with about 30 tables, some of which are 10 million records, some 100 million. The mysqldump of all the tables (into separate files) is fairly fast, takes maybe ...
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How to import a .sql file in MySQL?

I am trying to import a .sql file using MySQL Workbench and I get this error: ERROR 1046 (3D000) at line 28: No database selected I have first created an empty database called with the same name as ...
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How to convert a MySQL database to PostgreSQL?

Is there any command line tool for converting the MySQL database to PostgreSQL? I'd also like to know if there is a way to convert the database using the normal mysqldump command.
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mysql.proc keeps crashing, cannot do a mysqldump?

Due to some problems with InnoDB, I'm going to dump all databases to a new server: mysqldump -E -R --all-databases | pv -b | mysql -u root -p -h new.server The dump process stopped with ...
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Does mysqldump export indices, by default?

I played around a little with mysqldump and I was wondering, if it does export indices (FULLTEXT, INDEX,...) by default. I read up on it and I found this option: --disable-keys, -K which suggests, ...
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mysqldump with INSERT … ON DUPLICATE

I want to merge data from one database to another. So I create dump with mysqldump and then import it to another database (with same tables structure). I don't have any problems (such as duplicate ...
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Slow MySQL Database Import with mysqldump and USE .. SOURCE

I have about 12 tables in MySQL innoDB, one of them has 11 million records in it. I used this command to back things up: mysqldump -u [USERNAME] -p [DBNAME] | gzip > [/path_to_file/DBNAME].sql.gz ...
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Taking MySQL dump from another machine

I have a MySQL db on Machine A and I want to access the mysqldump from machine B. Both machines are running on Linux and I also have the credentials of both, but I can't access the mysqldump. What ...
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No NULLs, yet invalid byte sequence for encoding “UTF8”: 0x00

I've spent the last 8 hours trying to import the output of 'mysqldump --compatible=postgresql' into PostgreSQL 8.4.9, and I've read at least 20 different threads here and elesewhere already about this ...
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Where does the mysqldump command store the backed up databases?

Am trying to backup my databases through the terminal in Ubuntu using the mysqldump command and it's successful , but where does it place the backed up databases ?
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Best practices for backing up a MySQL DB

I've recently discovered that our production web servers that run off MySQL are not being backed up regularly (or at all). I'm used to backing up SQL Server DB's but don't have a ton of experience ...
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Any option for mysqldump to ignore databases for backup?

We have 40 databases in our server. We want to take 36 databases backup using mysqldump. How can i ignore remaining 4 databases in mysqldump command? Is there any option for mysqldump to ignore ...
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Users complain that system runs slow when mysqldump is in progress.

The MYSQL database (ibdata1) is of size 73 GB and is configured to run as a dedicated database server on Windows 2008 O/S for INNODB tables. We are running the backup using mysqldump mysqldump ...
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How can I determine the size of a dump file prior to dumping?

How can I determine or estimate the size of the SQL dump file prior to using something like mysqldump?
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How should I migrate a large MySQL database to RDS?

I've already looked into this a little bit. I realize there are similar questions on Stack Overflow, and Amazon themselves have a helpful document giving advice here: ...
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recover a single mysql database on a busy master-slave replicated system

Looking for a strategy or tool to deal with recovering a single database to a point-in-time in a busy replicated system. I have 12 databases running on 2 MySQL 5.0.77 servers in master-slave ...
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Mysqldump tables excluding some fields

Is there a way to mysqldump a table without some fields? Let me explain: I have a MySQL database called tests. In tests I have 3 tables: USER, TOTO and TATA. I just want to mysqldump some fields of ...
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Error on import of mysqldump file - Illegal double value found during parsing

I am currently getting the following error while trying to import / restore a mysqldump file: ERROR 1367 (22007) at line 445: Illegal double '1.79769313486232e+308' value found during parsing I ...
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MySQL dump restore - how to retain comments

So I have that complex MySQL dump as a backup. Unfortunately, that backup is complex and we use evil triggers. Some of our evil triggers had a comment lines starting with the # character. When I ...
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Changed max_allowed_packet and still receiving 'Packet Too Large' error

I use mysqldump to create a flat file for backup purposes. I have used this file to recreate the database on an alternate server. I ran the import process through ssh on the command line and I ...
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Will mysqldump command also backup all the views that are present in DB or there is a special command for it?

I am trying to backup my entire database along with the views. I am going to use mysqldump command. I was wondering if that will copy all the views or I will have to use separate command for it. ...
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How to log verbose output from mysqldump?

You typically save the verbose output of a Linux command like this: # command > output.txt But when you use a command like mysqldump, the > option outputs the dump of the database tables to ...
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Incomplete mysqldump

I'm trying to run mysqldump to create a database snapshot, and I'm finding it will randomly stop midway, without reporting any error. My database is relatively small (about 100MB) and is using InnoDB. ...
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how to use a different tmp dir for INTO OUTFILE select with MySQL?

I am trying to dump a large table (40GB, 600,000 rows) using a SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE query. I want to use that because I want my results sorted in a particular way (so mysqldump is not good enough). ...
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Does mysqldump -all-databases include all objects

Does mysqldump -all-databases include all objects ? I have to migrate all databases to new server.
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Can mysql restore a single table from a large mysqldump?

What is the best way to restore a single table from a large (~5GB) database mysqldump file? update: I have found solutions (posted below) using command line tools to parse the table, but is there a ...
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Error while restoring a Database from an SQL dump

I am extremely new to MySQL and am running it on Windows. I am trying to restore a Database from a dumpfile in MySQL, but I get the following error: $ >mysql -u root -p -h localhost -D database ...
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Exporting\Importing a large MySQL data without mysqldump

I'm attempting to export about 150GB of data from a database with hundreds of tables, and have found mysqldump to be very buggy. After running a simple --all-databases dump succeeds, but the import ...
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Why is my MySQL dump file and my phpMyadmin export file different sizes?

I am looking to create a cron job to backup my MySQL database. I am using this command: $ mysqldump --user="User" --password="Password" -A --single-transaction > /home/user/Export-`date ...
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For MySQL, is there tool to dump a set of rows from one tables and all related (by foreign key) rows from all related tables?

I'm using MySQL db. I want to dump a set of rows from one table and if these rows have foriegn keys that point to rows on some other tables, I want to dump those too. Then I want to load these dumps ...
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How to increase fast backup and restore of 500GB database using mysqldump?

There is a database A size of 500GB. Tables in database A contains both MyISAM and INNODB tables. MyISAM tables are master tables and Innodb tables are main transaction tables. Backup and restore ...
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How does mydumper's ''--use-savepoints" option reduce metadata locking

MyDumper 0.6.1 add a new option --use-savepoints. From the manual, it means: Use savepoints to reduce metadata locking issues, needs SUPER privilege I don't understand. How does it "reduce ...
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How can I mysqldump all databases except the mysql schema? [duplicate]

I want to backup all 200+ databases on MySQL server to all-dbs.sql. I want to exclude the mysql schema. How can I do that ?
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Mysql backup strategies?

We have a innodb mysql database so we are lost with lots of different mysql backup strategies. Some talk about mysqldump some talk about third part tools. Some of the tables we also plan to run ...
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Problem with mysqldump and view

When using mysqldump to backup MySQL, I got following error. mysqldump --all-databases --routines >> all.sql mysqldump: Couldn't execute 'show table status like 'hdkien'': SELECT command denied ...
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Consistent logical backup of databases that use MyISAM and InnoDB engines

I have a question regarding the logical backup of MySQL databases that use both MyISAM and InnoDB. The mysqldump utility supports these two options: --single-transaction - Creates a consistent ...
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MySQL for Oracle DBA

I am a newbie to MySQL, but understand Oracle databases well. I need a quick help to understand the architectural differences. Currently I am working on a Windows platform. 1) In Oracle we have to ...
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Which are the minimum privileges required to get a backup of a MySQL database schema?

Which are the minimum privileges required to get a backup of a MySQL database schema? I am interested only on the schema, not on the data. Are SELECT privileges required?