Problem w/ mysqldump

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Wed Sep 2 16:18:28 CEST 2009


On 9/2/2009 3:43 AM Victor Subervi said...
> Hi:
> I have the following python code:
> import os
> os.system("mysqldump -u root -pPASSWORD --opt spreadsheets > dump.sql")

First, test this at the system command line -- you'll likely get an 
empty file there as well, so calling from within python simply does the 
same.

Then read the mysqldump docs for the command arguments and supply the 
database name...

Emile


> This nicely creates the file...but the file is empty! The database exists
> and has lots of data, I double-checked it. If there is nothing wrong with my
> code, is there some way to do the same thing from within MySQL? Can I at
> least print everything to screen and copy it? Where would I find my database
> in Windoze?
> TIA,
> Victor
> 




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