A Couple Of Ways To Backup SQL Data

Create a backup copy of a table called Customers into a table called Customers2 on a running database called Backup: SELECT * INTO Customers2 IN 'Backup.mdb' FROM Customers; You can also specify multiple tables to pull data from when bringing that data into a new table, effectively merging data into a backup database: SELECT Customers.Site, IPs.IP INTO CustomerIPsbackup FROM Customers LEFT JOIN IPs ON Customers.Site=IPs.IP; Since this is more like replication than backup, MySQL also has a mysqldump command, used to dump a sql database to a file or screen, or whatever. Here, we’ll export all of our databases in a running MySQL instance into a file called dumpfile.sql: mysqldump --all-databases > dumpfile.sql