[How To] Export, Backup Or Dump A MySQL Database

To export a MySQL database into a dump file, simply type the following command syntax in the shell.

mysqldump -u username –ppassword database_name > dump.sql

Replace username, password, database_name and dump.sql as your needs. All data, tables, structures and database of database_name will be backed up into a mentioned file dump.sql.
[alert]Don’t put space after -p and then password[/alert]

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