mysqldump is a separate program (it runs outside of the mysql shell). I noticed you have ; at the end and perhaps you are trying to run it inside MySQL client.
The ; by itself is not a problem for the OS shell (bash or whatever) but you don't need it unless you are running multiple commands on the same line. Other than that it looks correct - what is the error? Frank > From: "Ethan Rosenberg, PhD" <erosenb...@hygeiabiomedical.com> > Subject: mysqldump > Date: January 1, 2013 3:50:50 PM PST > To: PHP Database List <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Reply-To: erosenb...@hygeiabiomedical.com > > > Dear List - > > I am using the following command: > > mysqldump -u root -p Store > StoreBkup.sql; > > to backup the database called Store. > > Mysql insists on giving a syntax error. > > Advice and help, please. > > Thanks. > > Ethan > -- > > >