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MySQL on linux - export/import best practice

I am new to MySQL CLI and working with a database running on a Linux system.  I would like to export one of the tables in a database so I can view and update on another server.  Once I have updated the fields that need updating I will need to import this table back to its original location.  can someone provide me with some sample syntax to do this?  
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wesly_chenCommented:
Assumption:
- table to export on database server dbsvr1 (server name) - table1 on database "db1"
- database server to import, dbsvr2

Export (using mysqldump)
Command on dbsvr1
mysqldump -u root -p <db root password> db1 table1 > db1_table1.sql

Import (using mysql)
Command on dbsvr2
mysql -u root -p <dbsvr2 db root password>  < db1_table1.sql


Once you update on dbsvr2, then you can export out from dbsvr2 and import back to dbsvr1

On dbsvr2
mysqldump -u root -p <dbsvr2 db root password> db1 table1 > db1_table1_new.sql

On dbsvr1
mysql -u root -p <dbsvr1 db root password>  < db1_table1_new.sql


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raysonleeCommented:
If you don't feel comfortable with the command line interface, you can use MySQL Workbench on a Windows machine and connect to those servers remotely for executing the import/export function.
Other graphical database tools, such as NaviCat, can do the job for you as well.
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amarjitsCommented:
raysonlee is right...

another one you can use is:

EMS SQL Manager for MySQL

a very nice tool to have.
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