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Backup and Restore MySQL Database Using mysqldump

mysqldump is an effective tool to backup MySQL database. It creates a *.sql file with DROP table, CREATE table and INSERT into sql-statements of the source database. To restore the database,  execute the *.sql file on destination database.  For MyISAM, use mysqlhotcopy method that we explained earlier, as it is faster for MyISAM tables. Using [...]


Previously we discussed about how to install Apache and PHP from source. Installing LAMP stack from source will give you full control to configure different parameters. Installing LAMP stack using yum is very easy and takes only minutes. This is a good option for beginners who don’t feel comfortable installing from source. Also, Installing LAMP [...]


How To Repair Corrupted MySQL Tables Using myisamchk

MyISAM is the default storage engine for MySQL database. MyISAM table gets corrupted very easily. In this article, I’ll explain how to use myisamchk to identify and fix table corruption in MyISAM. When a table is created under MySQL, it creates three different files: *.frm file to store table format, *.MYD (MyData) file to store [...]


Most of the open source application uses MySQL database. To debug an issue with the open source application, it is very important to understand how to quickly get high level information about your MySQL database. In this article, I have explained how you can view the database, table, column and index information on any MySQL [...]


Instruction Guide to Install PHP5 from Source on Linux

All Linux distributions comes with PHP. However, it is recommended to download latest PHP source code, compile and install on Linux. This will make it easier to upgrade PHP on an ongoing basis immediately after a new patch or release is available for download from PHP. This article explains how to install PHP5 from source [...]


Backup and Restore MySQL Database using mysqlhotcopy

mysqlhotcopy is a perl script that comes with MySQL installation. This locks the table, flush the table and then performs a copy of the database. You can also use the mysqlhotcopy to automatically copy the backup directly to another server using scp . 1. mysqlhotcopy command: [local-host]# /usr/bin/mysqlhotcopy -u root -p My2Secure$Password sugarcrm /home/backup/database --allowold [...]


Howto Install MySQL on Linux

Most of the Linux distro comes with MySQL.  If you want use MySQL, my recommendation is that you download the latest version of MySQL and install it yourself. Later you can upgrade it to the latest version when it becomes available. In this article, I will explain how to install the latest free community edition [...]