Managing Databases via Command Line (SSH)


Using SSH can be a superior way to manage the files and databases on your account. Using a simple command you can import or export a MySQL database into an existing database on your account.

Please refer below link for more details on Shell Access:

Exporting MySQL Data

This example shows you how to export a database. It is a good idea to export your data often as a backup.
Using SSH, execute the following command:
        
        mysqldump -p -u DBusername database_name > dbname.sql
        
You will be prompted for a password, type in the password for the username and press Enter.

Replace username, password and database_name with your MySQL username, password and database name.

The file dbname.sql now holds a backup of your database and is ready for download to your computer.

To export a single table from your database you would use the following command:

mysqldump -p --user=DBusername database_name tableName > tableName.sql

Again you would need to replace the username, database and tableName with the correct information.

Once done the table specified would then be saved to your account as tableName.sql


Import A MySQL Database


The file must be in .sql format. It can not be compressed in a .zip or .tar.gz file.

1) Start by uploading the .sql file onto the Exabytes server

2)  If you haven't already done so, create the MySQL database via the cpanel.

3) Using SSH, navigate to the directory where your .sql file is.

4) Next run this command:

 mysql -p -u DBusername database_name < file.sql

To import a single table into an existing database you would use the following command:

mysql -u DBusername -p -D database_name < tableName.sql

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