mysqldump is a .exe, and therefore it will not work within mysql_query();
You may be able to use mysqldump from PHP using the system function
check out http://uk.php.net/system
I would like to do a backup of an entire MySQL database via php. My
thought was to use mysqldump, write the data to a file and save the
$result=mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());
...immediately results in an "error in your SQL syntax near mysqldump
The reason I want to do a MySQL back up via php is that I have a web
application in which the user can archive a project, which involves
moving a lot data from one set of tables to another set of tables. The
user can also delete a project, which removes lots of data from the DB
altogether. Although there are lots of "Are you sure you really want
to do this?" messages the user must click upon, I am sure I will
eventually get a user telling me she accidentally archived/deleted
stuff and can I help.
So, my thought was to do a incorporate a mysqldump in the
archiving/delete page. That way there would be a snapshot of the
pre-action db, making it easy to put things right.
Can you help with my query - or by suggesting an alternative solution?
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