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Import/Export MySQL

Import/Export MySQL

i'm kinda a newbie to MySQL (i've only dealt with MS SQL 2k and up)
is there a utility like DTS / SSIS that i can use to schedule import/export of data to an odbc connection or a csv file or will it all need to be done int  some script(Ruby,PHP etc)

problem is i know T-SQL and ANSI SQL and ColdFusion and that is the extent of my coding knowledge.


RE: Import/Export MySQL

You can schedule backups by using the mysqldump command line utility. It should be in the bin folder of the mysql installation.

You can setup a batch file that will dump your tables and data to a file in the format you require. It can eve dump the creation routines of your table, so you get a complete backup which you can feed to MYSQL and have your database and tables back up in very little time.

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RE: Import/Export MySQL

What do you want to achieve? If you want a backup, use the mysqldump utility as suggested above.

If you want to access the data from a script, you can connect to the database from the script. If you cannot (say, because the script runs on a disconnected laptop computer) or really want a CSV file, you can also use the command-line client, but you have to do some more work, as the -B option only produces tab-delimited output. You can the use (for instance) sed to convert it into CSV.

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