Exporting Data from MySQL
Use the following MySQL command to export your database.
mysqldump -u root -p database_name > database_name.sql
database_name is the name of your existing database. database_name.sql will be the name of the exported database file.
If your database resides on a remote host (as it would if you're using Cloud Databases) you'll need to specify the hostname with the "-h" option, as in:
mysqldump -h host_name -u username -p database_name > database_name.sql
Note: Insert the username you created for username in this command.
It's also possible to set the "MYSQL_HOST" environment variable to the remote host's address so you don't have to enter it on the command line.
If you want to import this data to another database, see our article on Importing Data.
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