MySQLDump Script Snippets

The following are three script snippets to use for database backup procedures:

MySQL Dump Command

To back up a big MySQL server use the following on the command line:

 mysqldump --all-databases --add-drop-table -c -u -p | bzip2 -c > .bak.sql.bz2

It will use mysqldump and it will compress the sql file. You will backup the entire server with this command.

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