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Created December 22, 2015 13:47
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Backup and restore a mysql database from a running Docker mysql container
# Backup
docker exec CONTAINER /usr/bin/mysqldump -u root --password=root DATABASE > backup.sql
# Restore
cat backup.sql | docker exec -i CONTAINER /usr/bin/mysql -u root --password=root DATABASE
@cesarinobruno
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Thanks!

@lnfel
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lnfel commented Mar 9, 2023

Still works in 2023!

@maksam07
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Still works in 2023!

I have this page in my bookmarks. I hope it stays up forever and never gets deleted

@muzzammil194
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muzzammil194 commented Aug 21, 2023

#!/bin/bash

read -p "Select your option number:
(1) BACKUP DB From Container
(2) RESTORE DB From Container
(3) BACKUP DB local
(4) RESTORE DB local
Enter your option: " option

read -p "Enter your database Name: " DATABASE
read -p "Enter your Host: " HOST
read -p "Enter your Port: " PORT
read -p "Enter your Username: " USERNAME
read -p "Enter your Password: " PASSWORD

MY_SQL_DUMP=/usr/bin/mysqldump

if [ "$option" == "1" ]; then
read -p "Enter your Container Name or ID: " Container
docker exec "$Container" "$MY_SQL_DUMP" -u "$USERNAME" --password="$PASSWORD" "$DATABASE" > "$DATABASE.sql"
elif [ "$option" == "2" ]; then
read -p "Enter your Container Name or ID: " Container
read -p "Enter your Restore-File-Path: " PATH
cat "$PATH.sql" | docker exec -i "$Container" "$MY_SQL_DUMP" -u "$USERNAME" --password="$PASSWORD" "$DATABASE"
elif [ "$option" == "3" ]; then
sudo "$MY_SQL_DUMP" -u "$USERNAME" -p"$PASSWORD" -P "$PORT" --host="$HOST" "$DATABASE" > "$DATABASE.sql"
elif [ "$option" == "4" ]; then
read -p "Enter your Restore-File-Path: " PATH
sudo "$MY_SQL_DUMP" -u "$USERNAME" -P "$PORT" -p"$PASSWORD" "$DATABASE" < "$PATH.sql"
else
echo "Invalid option selected."
fi

@maksam07
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sudo docker

sudo docker?

@muzzammil194
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sudo docker

sudo docker?

if docker does not add in a group of Linux so it does not execute with full permission

@carlosjuanco
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Gracias por el script de respaldo @muzzammil194

@icanitam
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icanitam commented Oct 2, 2023

thanks a lot! still work

@saidbakr
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You should get Nobel prize for these two lines of code!

@wac-max
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wac-max commented Feb 9, 2024

Works perfectly. thank you!

@dangduytung
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It works, thanks.

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