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Manuel Montero
Manuel Montero

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How to Backup a Database from a Mysql Docker container

To create a backup of your Mysql Database you just need to use docker exec combined with mysqldump as follows:

docker exec CONTAINER_NAME /usr/bin/mysqldump -u USER_NAME --password=USER_PASSWORD DATABASE_NAME > backup_2022-07-22.sql

Using this command will create the file backup_2022-07-22.sql in your local with all the information of your MYSQL Database.

Note: This can be used on MariaDB.

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