In order to restore a MySQL Dump backup to the database it came from you'll first need to obtain the backup file either by downloading from Ottomatik or from your Archive's cloud storage provider (i.e. Amazon S3).
Get the backup file to your server:
If you normally SSH into your server you can use SCP to transfer the file to the server with a command similar to the following:
scp myd.2020.ottomatik.20150629_050005.sample.sql.gz firstname.lastname@example.org:/tmp
This command would transfer the file
myd.2020.ottomatik.20150629_050005.sample.sql.gz using the SSH login
user to the server at
someserver.com and place the file in the
At this point you'd now need to SSH into this server and navigate to the /tmp directory (or wherever you put the file) and decompress the file. The backup file is compressed using"gzip" so it can be uncompressed using the "gunzip" command.
Now you should have a .sql file in the same directory ready to be restored to the database.
Restoring the backup
To restore the backup file you can use a mysql command like the following:
mysql -u dbuser -p sample < /path/to/myd.2020.ottomatik.20150629_050005.sample.sql
This command will use the database user
dbuser and restore the file located at
/path/to/myd.2020.ottomatik.20150629_050005.sample.sql to the database called
This command assumes you are SSH'd into the server running the database. If not you could alter the command to be similar to:
mysql --user=dbuser --host=foo.com --port=3306 -p sample < /path/to/myd.2020.ottomatik.20150629_050005.sample.sql
This will specifically instruct the command on which host and port to run the restore command on.
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