“Data is the new oil!”. So when it comes to online businesses, loss of data means loss of capital. Important and sensitive data should be backed up at regular intervals. Thanks to free programs such as MySQLDumper you can create MySQL database backups in minutes! Once installed, you can use the software to automatise and administer backups.
In order to import a MySQL/MariaDB database file, you will first need to create an empty database. Log in to the MySQL/MariaDB client with the command:
mysql -u root -p
Enter the MySQL/MariaDB root user's password, then create the database:
CREATE DATABASE [database name];
For example, to create a database named my_db the command is:
CREATE DATABASE my_new_db;
Once this is done, log out of the client:
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You can now import the database file with the command:
mysql -u [username] -p [new database name] < [.sql dump file name]
For example, to import a .sql dump file named my_db-10-01-2016.sql into the my_new_db database, the command is:
mysql -u root -p my_new_db < my_db-10-01-2016.sql
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