Restore a backup of a MySQL Database Server

Q. How can I restore a backup of a MySQL database server made with mysqldump program discussed here?

A. You can use standard mysql – the MySQL command-line tool to restore a backup of a MySQL database server.

Read back dump file

You can read the dump file back into the server like this:
mysql db-name $ mysql -u root -p
Now create database called sales using SQL statement:

mysql> CREATE DATABASE sales;
mysql> quit;

Now restore database, enter:
$ mysql -u root -p sales /path/to/sales-backup-file.sql


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2 comments… add one
  • Ben Nov 12, 2007 @ 4:04

    mysql> quite;
    should be:
    mysql> quit; (without the e)

  • 🐧 nixCraft Nov 12, 2007 @ 5:55

    thanks for the heads up.

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