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Move MySQL database from Windows to Linux

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How shall I move a MySQL database from Win2K to Linux-RH9.  Never done it and haven't seen 'the' recommended method.

Windows2000 - MySQL 4.0.15 - phpMyAdmin 2.5.3
Linux RH9 - MySQL 3.23.58 - phpMyAdmin 2.5.3
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Here is how I do it:

from the bin directory under the mysql directory, on a command line:

mysqldump -u <username> -p<password> --quick <databasename> | mysql -h <redhatIP> -u <redhatuser> -p<redhatpassword> <databasename>

You will need to have already created the database on teh RH box, but not the tables. Note that there is no space between -p and the password, if your password is 12345 this would be -p12345.

This will dump the tables across the network. In theory the tables are portable but why bother with potential problems?

Note that under Linux table names are CaSe SenSitIvE, unlike in Windows.
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Great--  I moved all my databases over my network to RH9 without a hitch.  

If I could not use this method over a network, would you illustrate how I'd install a dump ... a .sql  or  .gz for example on the Linux machine?
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On Windows:

mysqldump -u <username> -p<password> --quick <databasename> > dump.sql

Move dump.sql to Linux machine.

On Linux:

mysql -u <redhatuser> -p<redhatpassword> <databasename> < dump.sql

Just introduces a file as the middleman is all.
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thanks!
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