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How to backup a MySQL database in Ubuntu
- Open a new Terminal Window.
- Type in the following command:
mysqldump -h localhost -u root -pPASSWORD database > backup.sql
- This will backup the database to the file backup.sql
- -h = Hostname
-u = Username
-p = Password, no space between the p and the password allowed
NOTE: Has been tested on Ubuntu 9.04 and mySql 5.0.75