November 14th, 2000, 02:02 PM
Please help to put me out of my misery!
I have managed to get Telnet Access to the server hosting my site and I want to take a backup of the mysql database I created.
I have logged on to mysql ok and I am trying the mysqldump command but I just get syntax errors!
I have the book New Riders MySQL book and mysqldump looks so simple.
I am typing -
mysqldump mydatabasename > backup.sql at the mysql prompt
I have even tried using mysqldump on mysql running on my PC and I still get a syntax error.
It is prablably a really stupid error but it is doing my head in! Can someone please help
November 14th, 2000, 04:21 PM
Sorry I finally managed to solve it, you run mysqldump BEFORE actually logging in to mysql
It is amazing what a break can do when you can't see the wood for the trees!