I need to extract the dump of a single table

written by Admin

Posted on 2012-11-26


I have a complete dump of a big database. It is too big to be opened.
How to extract the dump of a single table and restore only that part of the db?


To extract the dump o a single table from a big dump type:
$ awk '/Table structure for table .table./,/Table structure for table .next-table./{print}' full-dump.sql > extracted-table.sql

To extract the dump of a single database from a multi-database dump type:
$ awk '/Database: db-name/,/Database: next-db-name/{print}' full-dump.sql > extracted-db.sql



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