How to backup mysql data using PHP in Windows XP, 2000, NT
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I’ll make this really short and simple.
First, create a folder (call it anything you want to) under htdocs [If you are using apache].Lets call it ‘backup’.
Now browse to the `bin` folder of mysql. On my computer it is `c:\mysql\bin`. From here copy the `mysqldump.exe` file and move it to the folder you just created (`backup`).
Here is the php script that you need to use to make a backup copy of mysql database:
$list = shell_exec ("mysqldump database_name > C:\\file_name.sql");
Lets look at the code….
We have used shell_exec() function to execute a system command.
Replace `database_name` with the name of your database that you want to backup and you are all set. If you have any questions feel free to contact me
Note: Make sure that the PHP script and the mysqldump file reside in the same folder.