Mysql – How to take backup of a single table in a MySQL database

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By default, mysqldump takes the backup of an entire database. I need to backup a single table in MySQL. Is it possible? How do I restore it?

Best Solution

Dump and restore a single table from .sql

Dump

mysqldump db_name table_name > table_name.sql

Dumping from a remote database

mysqldump -u <db_username> -h <db_host> -p db_name table_name > table_name.sql

For further reference:

http://www.abbeyworkshop.com/howto/lamp/MySQL_Export_Backup/index.html

Restore

mysql -u <user_name> -p db_name
mysql> source <full_path>/table_name.sql

or in one line

mysql -u username -p db_name < /path/to/table_name.sql


Dump and restore a single table from a compressed (.sql.gz) format

Credit: John McGrath

Dump

mysqldump db_name table_name | gzip > table_name.sql.gz

Restore

gunzip < table_name.sql.gz | mysql -u username -p db_name