I generated dump file from java using .dump command so my back-up is ready now I want to restore it to once again so can anyone help me how to restore?

In stackoverflow I got this but nothing restore from this..backup-and-restore-sqlite-from-disk-to-memory-in-java

so how to restore this file?

  • Java has no .dump command. If you've used .dump, it was in the sqlite3 command-line tool, which has nothing to do with Java.
    – CL.
    Oct 23, 2013 at 12:05
  • @CL..ya I generated dump file in sqlite3 but generated dump file does not containing "Drop Table if exist" statement as it was in the SQLite manager generated file so can you help me for this?
    – Java D
    Oct 24, 2013 at 4:34
  • sqlite3's dump file is intended to recreate everything in an empty database.
    – CL.
    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:31
  • @CL..then I want dump file which restores in existing file then? like SQLiteManager does?
    – Java D
    Oct 24, 2013 at 8:42
  • Just delete the database file first.
    – CL.
    Oct 24, 2013 at 9:12

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If you're using JDBC with Java, have a look at sqlite-jdbc by xerial. They added the backup and restore API of sqlite a while ago.

I use this together with an sqlite in memory-database for higher performance and regularly backup to a file.

You can use it like this:

// Use this connection string for an in memory-database
Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:sqlite::memory:");

connection.createStatement().executeUpdate("restore from database.db");
connection.createStatement().executeUpdate("backup to database.db");

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