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
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
Sample Output
no output, just a new file named something like "mysqldump-2009-06-12-07.41.01.tgz"

2009-06-12 12:42:59

What Others Think

Hi, 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
sputnick · 618 weeks and 3 days ago
nice... didn't even know about zless. Totally useful for the amount of log review I do.
guitar7man · 618 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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