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400 MB SQL Database Storage

How to tranfer a database to another machine



4:36 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi Sirs/Madam,

I have a problem. I have a 400 MB SQL Database Storage, on my computer. This is huge.

I want to transfer it to my server, in a datbase machine from my Web site. WHAT DO DO?

Please help



4:43 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dump it as SQL in a file and compress it. If it's a MySQL database it's easier and a lot faster to do a cold copy of the database files. Personally, I wouldn't trust an answer from a random guy. I would like to read it myself in the manual.


4:53 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If the sql file is 400 MB and then using
mysql < filename.sql
would do the job of importing.
But is it possible to import a zipped file like
mysql < filename.sql.zip
or mysql < filename.tar


4:55 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What kind of database is it? (mySql, MS SQL Server, etc.)


5:22 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Pipe the output from tar, unzip, gunzip or bunzip2 to mysql. Ie. mysql < gunzip -c database_backup.sql.bz
The -c argument is for:
"-c --stdout --to-stdout
Write output on standard output; keep original files unchanged." - gunzip's manpage.

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