Back up your MySQL Database with Compress

If your mysql database is very big and you want to compress the output of mysqldump. Just use below command..

$ mysqldump -u [username] -p[password] [databasename] | gzip -9 > [backupfile.sql.gz]

If you want to extract the .gz file, use the command below:

$ gunzip [backupfile.sql.gz]

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