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I have a database on Machine A. What I want is to dump my database in such a way that when I import it on another machine (Machine B) only the structure of the tables and Database are created.

I want no data.

Can mysqldump be used here?

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Yes.

If you want to import the structure of the Database on some other machine there are some steps as follows

1.on Machine A(generate the dump without the data)

mysqldump -uuser -ppass --no-data --databases db1 db2 db3 > database_structure.sql

using mysqldump with --no-data will generate the dump without the data.

if you want only data dump do as(It will not contain the create statements)

mysqldump -uuser -ppass --no-create-info --databases db1 db2 db3 > database_data.sql

2.copy the database_structure.sql on Machine B

Then you want to restore its structure on Machine B do

3.mysql -uuser -ppass < database_structure.sql

Then you have database structure available on the Machine B.

try it..

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