Dump a specific table or few rows (MySQL)

The 'mysqldump' command is used to dump databases managed by MySQL. Let's consider three the most useful cases of MySQL database dumping.

The simplest case is the whole database dumping:

mysqldump -u username -ppassword database_name  > the_whole_database_dump.sql

Sometimes, there's a need to dump a single table from your database. You can do it in the next way:

mysqldump -u username -ppassword database_name table_name > single_table_dump.sql

You can also specify several tables separated by whitespace to dump these tables only.

If you want to dump only rows that meet a specific criteria, you can add 'where' option to your mysqldump command. For example, dump only rows where date_created is today:

mysqldump -u username -ppassword database_name table_name --where="date_created='2013-06-25'" > few_rows_dump.sql


                                                                                             

                                                                                                                 Prepared by Ajeyudu Bandaru

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