Backup a MySQL Database:

mysqldump -u user -p dbname > dbname-backup.sql

 

 

 

Checking the MySQL Backup File:

head -20 dbname-backup.sql

 

-- MySQL dump 10.11

--

-- Host: localhost    Database: dbname

-- ------------------------------------------------------ -- Server version       5.0.77-log

/*!40101 SET @[email protected]@CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT */; /*!40101 SET @[email protected]@CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS */; /*!40101 SET @[email protected]@COLLATION_CONNECTION */; /*!40101 SET NAMES utf8 */; /*!40103 SET @[email protected]@TIME_ZONE */; /*!40103 SET TIME_ZONE='+00:00' */; /*!40014 SET @[email protected]@UNIQUE_CHECKS, UNIQUE_CHECKS=0 */; /*!40014 SET @[email protected]@FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS, FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0 */; /*!40101 SET @[email protected]@SQL_MODE, SQL_MODE='NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO' */; /*!40111 SET @[email protected]@SQL_NOTES, SQL_NOTES=0 */;

-- -- Table structure for table `jos_banner` --

 

 

Restoring a MySQL Backup:

cat dbname-backup.sql | mysql -u user -p dbname

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