| 4:05 pm on Jan 19, 2008 (gmt 0)|
You missed a couple parameters there, particularly the password. When run from a script you can do:
$db_host = mysql.yoursite.com or "localhost"
$sql_admin_login = mysql user login name, for public-access applications this user should be a read-only user, but in the context of doing a backup, this should only be done from an admin script anyway. In this case this will be a write user for admin functions only.
$sql_pass = password for this user
$db_name = your database name
$rt = /full/path/to/domain/root
$bu = directory to store backup file, it must have write permissions by the script
$file = yourbackup.sql, I like to create a file name with the date on the fly: domainname + 2008-01-19 + .sql
mysqldump -h $db_host --user=$sql_admin_login --password=$sql_pass $db_name > $rt/$bu/$file
Mysql is so easy to script I build it into my own applications. I've used phpMyAdmin and a couple others, but am not comfortable not knowing **exactly** what the scripts are doing. :-)
Additional help, restoring from a backup: from the mysql prompt, type source /path/to/backup_file.sql
| 2:43 pm on Jan 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The mysql admin and mysql query browser from mysql themselves are very good for development (as good as teh oracle tools if not better) a live box wont have the ports open normaly.
Vital tools for your dev and test boxes I normaly write my sql queries in query browser first only then do a write the php code.
| 9:08 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I've never used Putty. I just go to PHPAdmin and click on dump and save in an SQL file. If it's large I zip it. What do I need putty for?
| 9:46 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
putty gives you terminal access to the server so you can enter commands, such as mysqldump, mysqladmin, mysql.
you can also use the mysql client on the server to enter various sql commands.
plus just about any other system, server, file or data administration or management function you might have...
| 6:52 pm on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I'm a command line guy too but I recently started using the Eclipse IDE Data Tools Platform (DTP) for certain tasks and I actually like some of the features.
| 4:30 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
>>re "I've never used Putty. I just go to PHPAdmin and click on dump >>and save in an SQL file. If it's large I zip it. What do I need >>putty for? "
if the file is over the php upload limit you will need cli access