Here is the base way of doing it without any data.

mysqldump -d DATABASENAME > backup-file.sql

You can read this back into MySQL with:

mysql DATABASENAME < backup-file.sql

Check here for more options for mysqldump:

Scott Helms

On Mon, 2001-07-30 at 09:20, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> I know this is not entirely an SQL mailing list, but how do I dump only my
> database table layout? I don't want a dump of all the data
> Kind Regards
> Rudi Ahlers
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