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If you are a developer like me Рyou would have or might come across LAMP or LEMP stacks that does not have phpMyAdmin installed. So you have to rely on the command line interface to perform database related tasks.  One the tasks you would find your self doing again and again is backing up or restoring the database. Here are few simple linux commands to backup and restore a database.


mysqldump -u username -p database_name > dump.sql

to back up all databases

mysqldump -u username -p -all-databases > dump.sql


mysql -u username -p database_name < dump.sql

username is MySQL server username
database_name is the name of the database in MySQL server