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Trying to backup data with chinese characters
Posted by: Sally Low
Date: November 30, 2015 07:41AM

I recently took over a server running sql and I'm trying to do a periodic backup of the sql database. The database contains some fields in English and some fields with Chinese characters. When i run a "show variables like 'character_set%', this is what i get:

character_set_client | gbk
character_set_connection | gbk
character_set_database | latin1
character_set_filesystem | binary
character_set_results | gbk
character_set_server | latin1
character_set_system | utf8

When i do the mysqldump, i've tried setting --default_character_set=utf8 but when i opened the .sql file, the Chinese characters are captured in gibberish. I then re-run using --default_character_set=gbk and i still get gibberish. Can someone help guide me in how do i back up the database so that the Chinese characters are captured correctly?

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