How can I restore a backup of a MySQL database?

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Q. I made MySQL backup using mysqldump -u user -h localhost -ppassword forumdb | -gzip -9 > forumdb.sql.gz command. How do I restore MySQL database backup using a shell prompt under Linux / UNIX operating system?

A. mysqldump command is text-based client or tool for dumping or backing up mysql databases, tables and or data. You can use same command as follows:
$ gunzip forumdb.gz
Now, restore using mysqldump:
$ mysqldump -u user -h localhost -ppassword forumdb < forumdb.sql
Alternatively, use mysql command as follows:
$ mysql -u user -h localhost -ppassword forumdb < forumdb.sql

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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