How To Migrate a MySQL Database Between Two Servers
| Transferring a database between virtual private servers can be
accomplished using a SCP (Secure Copy), a method of copying files
derived from the SSH Shell. Keep in mind, you will need to know the
passwords for both virtual servers.
In order to migrate the database, there are two steps:
Step One—Perform a MySQL DumpBefore transferring the database file to the new VPS, we first need to back it up on the original virtual server by using the mysqldump command.
mysqldump -u root -p --opt [database name] > [database name].sqlAfter the dump is performed, you are ready to transfer the database.
Step Two—Copy the DatabaseSCP helps you copy the database. If you used the previous command, you exported your database to your home folder.
The SCP command has the following syntax:
scp [database name].sql [username]@[servername]:path/to/database/A sample transfer might look like this:
scp newdatabase.sql email@example.com:~/After you connect, the database will be transferred to the new virtual private server.
Step Three—Import the DatabaseOnce the data has been transferred to the new server, you can import the database into MySQL:
mysql -u root -p newdatabase < /path/to/newdatabase.sqlWith that, your transfer via SCP will be complete.
|Posted by: ASPHostServer Administrator - Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM. This article has been viewed 1563 times.|
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