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Take table backup without Select * into

Tushar Londhe

Joined: Jul 08, 2008
Posts: 3
Hi Guys,

I want to take backup of a table.
But I dont want to use Select * into, so is there any other query
which I can fire in order to get table backup.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 41084
Depending on your database program, you ought to have a dump utility. This example is for MySQL5.0.
Scott Selikoff
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Joined: Oct 23, 2005
Posts: 3739

I don't understand, SELECT is the only query that reads data from the database, so unless you want to make a backup out of thin air, you'll need to use the SELECT command in some fashion or another.

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