When I try to run the command :

"C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\mysqldump.exe" -u root -p******* my_database > backups/my_database_backup_20151221121320.sql

it says

mysqldump: unknown option '--no-beep'

(I'm on windows.)

What I have tried ?

  • I read and tried many results in google (and here) about moving the "no-beep" away from the [client] section in my.ini . Did not help. still the same error.

  • I tried to check if the my.ini file that I change, is the file that actually loaded - and it is, I can change other settings and they are applied.

  • I tried running the command without the full path (Only mysqldump -u..), still the same error.

  • I searched for all the instances of "beep" in the my.ini file

  • also, when I type mysql --help it always shows no-beep = TRUE , no matter if I comment or uncomment the "no-beep"


using --no-defaults I have no problem, but I don't want to change the command.

Some days ago my php script worked fine, I don't know what happened.

  • mysqldump.exe seems the culpriti..search the mysqldump.exe in workbench installed directory usually reside parallel in program(x86) folder and try. Hope it helps Dec 21, 2015 at 10:52

1 Answer 1


Find all my.ini file Replace no-beep from everywhere (not only client) 'coz there is no such option. But to do a temporary fix you can use no-defaults as follows:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\mysqldump.exe" --no-defaults -u root -p******* my_database > backups/my_database_backup_20151221121320.sql
  • Thank you, of course I tried searching for all instances. And I know that use of "no-defaults" but I am searching for a permament solution.
    – Mor Cohen
    Dec 21, 2015 at 10:55
  • The solution here is to find out what / how the no-beep is getting to mysqldump command! I thought this -> bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=68956 bug report has same complain but no solution except it says to remove from my.ini. There is a line in the bug report which says something about mysql workbench... Can you also go in the mysqldump.exe file's properties and verify that no-beep is not coming from there!
    – mysql_user
    Dec 21, 2015 at 11:14

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