Dump just one MySQL table

Logan wanted a way to move one table from a MySQL database to another database on a separate server. We found this idea in a closed discussion on Stack Overflow

mysqldump -u user dbname tablename -p > tablename_dump.sql

The thing that I thought was really cool and that I didn’t know before (‘cos I didn’t read enough of the manual) was that you can put a single table name after the database name and just get the structure and data for that table. You could then use that to send the new table and its data to your new database. In fact, the guy that posted it actually put it like this…

mysqldump -u username yourpass dbname tablename -p | mysql -u user secondDB -p

…which I haven’t used, but looks like a really neat way to do it.

Original Stack Overflow thread: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15558461/move-table-from-one-database-to-another-in-mysql



About Miller

I live in Second Life with my shoulder pet Logan. I write code for her and I sometimes greet people in the Virtual Kennel Club Dog Park at Turing Isle: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Turing Isle/128/126/27/ I also write in my own Blog at http://miller.logspark.com and sometimes even on FB.
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