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How to create dump in MySQL

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Database: MySQL
Operating System: Linux – Fedora Core 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat)
Architecture: x86_64

Dump basically is a copy of the database in SQL file. It is useful as backup or to reconstruct similar database on different server. Replication normally will get a dump from master database and restore in slave database.

To create a dump.

Approach 1: SSH client, use mysqldump and download through FTP client.

Approach 2: Direct mysqldump from your machine.

By default, mysqldump have –opt options which include –add-drop-table, –add-locks, –create-options, –disable-keys, –extended-insert, –lock-tables, –quick, and –set-charset.

But by default, mysqldump does not include –events and –routines.
–triggers is included by default with each table.
–no-create-db is useful if you plan to load the dump under different database name.
–verbose will output to terminal.

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