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Consistent tab delimited dump with mysqldump
Posted by: Biswajit Bardalai
Date: February 24, 2009 05:19PM

Hi,

mysqldump --single-transaction --master-data=2 --tab=/tmp/mytabdump livedb

Will the above command provide a consistent dump that can be loaded onto a slave?

The data I'm concerned about are in InnoDB tables. I know --single-transaction provides a consistent dump when dumping into a sql file but does it do so when dumping into tab delimited files? I just want to make sure.

Our databases are about 60GB on the average and the dump into sql file takes way too long to restore. Due to a SAN issue, several of our slaves have become corrupt and shutting down the masters to copy raw files over is not an option.

Thanks,
Biswajit

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