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Export data from MySQL in a form suitable for import into Google Cloud SQL
#!/usr/bin/env python
import subprocess
import os
import datetime
# Get list of views from MySQL
getViews = subprocess.Popen(['mysql', 'core'], stdin=subprocess.PIPE, stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
views = getViews.communicate("SHOW FULL TABLES IN core WHERE TABLE_TYPE LIKE 'VIEW';")[0].strip()
# Build a mysqldump command that skips all views
dump_command = [
'mysqldump', '-h', 'localhost', '-u', 'root',
'--compress', '--hex-blob', '--force',
'--skip-triggers', '--default-character-set=utf8'
for line in views.split(os.linesep):
dump_command.append("--ignore-table=core.{} ".format(line.split()[0].strip()))
# print(dump_command)
# Dump the database
today =
dumpFileName = '/var/lib/mysql/core-{}.sql'.format(today.strftime("%Y-%m-%d"))
with open(dumpFileName, 'w') as dumpFile:
subprocess.check_call(dump_command, stdout=dumpFile)
# Upload uncompressed dump file to Google Cloud Storage and delete dump file
# If you have the Google Cloud Client Library, use that instead
subprocess.check_call(['gsutil', '-q', 'cp', dumpFileName, 'gs://prod-to-staging/'])
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