I’m always having to look up and figure out all this mysql stuff online. So I’m going to save my favourite commands here. I’ll try to include versions where I can…. Stay tuned.
OK, exporting ( dumping from a MySQL database ) in Plesk
mysqldump -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` –add-drop-table –add-drop-database –default-character-set=latin1 mydb > db.sql
This bit `cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` grabs your PLESK MySQL password.
Add –add-drop-table if you’ll be exporting over an existing database or tables
Add –add-drop-database if you’ll be exporting over an existing database
mydb is the database you want to export from.
db.sql is the file you want to export to.
To import the file in to a database, connect to MySQL on your server
Go to the directory that has your db.sql file that you’re going to be importing
mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` -p
Then enter the password
If you’re importing in to a new database:
The type in USE mydatabasename
Where mydatabasename is the name of the database you’re writing over
now type source db.sql;
remember to put the semi colon in there,
You should see a whole lot of
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)
Lines, which is fine. Just wait it out and your import should complete all by itself.