Zelenka Zelenka - 1 year ago 190
MySQL Question

mysqldump via SSH to local computer

I have an SSH access to production server of the Rails app.

I want to make a mysqldump of production database to my Mac. Please help me to achieve this.

Answer Source
  1. Connect to server via ssh: ssh remote_username@remote_host
  2. Go to 'current' folder
  3. Make a dump: mysqldump -u username -ppassword -h host database > dump.sql
  4. Disconnect from server
  5. Copy a dump.sql file to local computer: scp remote_username@remote_host:/path/to/dump.sql /Users/YourName/Documents/dump.sql
  6. Connect to server via ssh again and go to 'current' folder
  7. Remove dump.sql file: rm dump.sql
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