alistairphillips.com

I’m : a web and mobile developer based in the Manning Valley, Australia.


MySQL

MySQL Sun Microsystems provides the MySQL database server that powers most of the sites on the Internet and is the database component of the LAMP stack.

While I don't make use of a database for this site I do have a fair number of other sites running Wordpress. So it's handy to have a local copy of the database for testing ( and backup ) so to retrieve a local dump of a remote database issue the following command:

/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqldump  --all-databases
                                --complete-insert
                                --create-options
                                --host=<hostname>
                                --user=<username>
                                --password=<password>