How To Back Up WordPress with mysqldump

by barce on November 27, 2012

Here’s a quick how to:

1. Tar up the directory:

tar cvf WordPress.tar wordpress/.
bzip2 WordPress.tar

2. Dump the database.

mysqldump --user user_name --password --host example.com --extended-insert=FALSE database_name > database_name.sql

I personally use extended-insert set to false because I often have to read the SQL.

Here is how to restore from backup:


tar zxvf WordPress.tar.bz
mysql --user user_name -p -hexample.com database_name < database_name.sql

Be sure to replace user_name, example.com and database_name with the appropriate values for your system.

I hope this helps.

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