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get a mysqldump with a timestamp in the filename and gzip it all in one go

Terminal - get a mysqldump with a timestamp in the filename and gzip it all in one go
mysqldump [options] |gzip ->mysqldump-$(date +%Y-%m-%d-%H.%M.%S).gz
2009-06-12 12:42:59
Functions: date gzip
get a mysqldump with a timestamp in the filename and gzip it all in one go

Performs a mysqldump and gzip-compresses the output file with a timestamp in the resulting dump file. Inspect the file for integrity or fun with this command afterward, if you desire:

zcat mysqldump-2009-06-12-07.41.01.tgz | less


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instead of :

zcat mysqldump-2009-06-12-07.41.01.tgz | less

you can do simply :

zless mysqldump-2009-06-12-07.41.01.tgz
Comment by sputnick 329 weeks ago

nice... didn't even know about zless. Totally useful for the amount of log review I do.

Comment by guitar7man 328 weeks and 5 days ago

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