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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 [...]


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 [...]