On 10-08-17 02:08 PM, tedd wrote:
At 6:11 PM -0400 8/13/10, Daniel P. Brown wrote:
Easiest method, from the command line on the server from which you
want to dump the database:
mysqldump -u user -p database_name> outfile.sql
Command is wrong... should be:
mysqldump -u user -p password database_name > outfile.sql
That might be the easiest, but all I get is an empty file.
I've tried many different variations of the syntax using exec(), but
nothing produces any subsistent output. What am I doing wrong?
Have you checked the return code of running exec? It may be the
mysqldump program isn't in your path.
As for accessing a command line, I am still in the dark as to how to do that.
In windows you can do Start -> Run -> cmd.exe to load the command prompt
terminal. You could probably put the above mysqldump command directly
into the run prompt, but I don't know what it's default path is... but a
small tweak might be:
C:\PATH\TO\mysqlump -u user -p password database_name > C:\outfile.sql
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