MySQL dump does not dump data

Posted on 2009-04-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
When using the mysql dump, the resulting sql files do not contain any of the data.  The database itself is at least 15MB, but the dump files are 4kb.  Is there an easy way to dump the ENTIRE thing?

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Question by:ti57
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Expert Comment

ID: 24119229
Sounds like you only dumps the structure and not the data?!

Try using phpmyadmin and dump structure and data

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Need an automated solution

Expert Comment

ID: 24120112
ok, well phpmyadmin sqlcode goes like this:

-- Struktur-dump for tabellen `qsd_user`

CREATE TABLE `qsd_user` (
  `UserID` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `UserName` text NOT NULL,
  UNIQUE KEY `UserID` (`UserID`)

-- Data dump for tabellen `qsd_user`

INSERT INTO `qsd_user` (`UserID`, `UserUser`) VALUES (1, 'Smith');
INSERT INTO `qsd_user` (`UserID`, `UserUser`) VALUES (2, 'Walter');
INSERT INTO `qsd_user` (`UserID`, `UserUser`) VALUES (3, 'John');

so it seems like you need to select * from table_name and then parse INSERT lines in you dumpfile
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Expert Comment

ID: 24120123
The UserUser in the INSERT lines is ofcourse UserName instead

Author Comment

ID: 24120500
Looking for a scriptable mysql dump solution...not sure what to do with myphpadmin code above...
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theGhost_k8 earned 500 total points
ID: 24121013
use a shell script with a mysqldump command and put that in cron.
You also may zip the data if its consuming too much space.
You also may use rsync / sftp to move it to other backup machine.

Enter following line in:

mysqldump -uROOT -pPASSWORD --databases DATABASE-NAME(S) > DB-DUMP_`date +%d_%m_%y`
gzip DB-DUMP_`date +%d_%m_%y`


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