You could use exec() within PHP!

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Bruce [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Jueves, 29 de Junio de 2006 06:31 a.m.
To: Jeffrey
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] mysqldump via php

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


Jeffrey wrote:
> 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 
> file. However...
>     $query="mysqldump $dbase";
>     $result=mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());
> ...immediately results in an "error in your SQL syntax near mysqldump 
> [database name]".
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Jeffrey

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