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Restoring MySQL Database

For restoring MySql databse you should follow two steps:

  • Create an appropriately named database on the target machine
  • Load the file using the mysql command:

$ mysql -u [username] -p[password] [db_to_restore] < [backupfile.sql]

Have a look how you can restore your Article_backup.sql file to the Tutorials database.

$ mysql -u admin -p Articles < Article_backup.sql

To restore compressed backup files you can do the following:

gunzip < [backupfile.sql.gz] | mysql -u [username] -p[password] [dbname]

If you need to restore a database that already exists, you'll need to use mysqlimport command. The syntax for mysqlimport is as follows:

mysqlimport -u [username] -p[password] [databasename] [backupfile.sql]


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