Exporting a MySQL via CLI (Command Line Interface)

Using SSH, execute the following command:

mysqldump -p -u username 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=username 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
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